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Delta State Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, was on Thursday honoured with two awards by Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) for “Pioneering Implementation of Residency Training in Nigeria’’ and as “Ambassador of State Health Tertiary Institution’’.
The governor was honoured at NARD’s 40th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference, with the theme “Health Care Infrastructure Optimization and Adaptation in the face of a Global Pandemic: The COVID-19 Challenge” at Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara.
According to him, efforts of Governor Okowa in pioneering the implementation of the Residency Training Programme in Nigeria as well as his legacy Bill, the National Health Act are laudable and worthy of commendation.
Receiving the awards, Okowa thanked NARD for the honour and assured that his administration would support the hosting of the National Secretariat of the association at DELSUTH, Oghara.
He said he would liaise with the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum to ensure that more states “domesticate and implement the Residency Training Act as assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari’’.