BENIN – Dr Kayode Obembe, an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, was on Sunday elected as the new President of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA).
Obembe from Oyo, was elected the new president at the 54th annual delegates conference of the association held in Benin.
Shortly after his election, he said that the new executives would deliver their duties with vigour, enthusiasm and singleness of purpose.
The new NMA president expressed appreciation to members of the association for putting their mandate on them.
Obembe said that his administration would operate within two guiding philosophies, one of which is LOVE, meaning: Let Offences Vanish Entirely.
He said the second philosophy was to ensure that every Nigerian got covered by the National Health Insurance scheme (NHIS) through its Universal Health Coverage Scheme for all.
The outgoing President of NMA, Dr Osahon Enabulele, in his handover speech congratulated the association’s new leadership and urged it to keep its dreams alive.
He called on members of the association to support the new administration, saying that it was the only way the association would continue to make progress.
Enabulele commended the NMA for its enthusiasm, love and support during his tenure, saying that the past executives would always be there to provide advice and support to the new administration.
Members of the new executive include: Dr Titus Ibekwe (Ist Vice President) and Dr Okoro Chukwu Bartty (2nd Vice President).
Others are: Dr Adewunmi Alayaki (Secretary-General), Dr Chuoka Ossai-Abaninwa (Deputy Secretary) and Dr Abubakar Abdulrahman (National Treasurer). (NAN)