Medical Women Association Of Nigeria Applauded
Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has commended the Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) for their contribution in the quest to improve health care delivery in the State and the nation.
Dr. Banigo made this commendation while playing host to a delegation of the Medical Women Association of Nigeria led by its National President, Dr. Lilian Otolorin at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Monday, 16th May 2022.
Dr. Banigo said that since she came on board as the Deputy Governor of Rivers State, MWAN has continued to work closely with her office, adding that she was pleased with the outcome so far, but said they still have quite a lot to do together.
“I can see that we still have quite a lot of things to do, amongst our doctors, we really need to mentor our junior doctors very well, especially the females.
They need a lot of mentoring from us they need a lot of support, they need a lot of strengthening, so we need to do a lot more of that, like you said the attitudinal ones the ethos, and those soft skills that shine then out and make them distinguished in their positions and their careers are very key.” Dr. Banigo stressed.
The Deputy Governor, who insisted that Nigerian Doctors were the best anywhere, disclosed that some doctors leave the country with the hope of getting greener pastures abroad but end up regretting it, because when you look at the issues of self-fulfilment many of them cannot aspire to the kind of roles doctors play here.
The Deputy Governor who described the State Chief Executive Nyesom Ezenwo Wike’s commitment to reduce the disease burden of the Rivers People as heart-warming said our Governor would always give you what you need to work and feel happy as a Professional.
She expressed gratitude to MWAN for coming to the State for their NEC Meeting and for choosing Rivers State as their next National Secretariat in 2023, while assuring them that that would be the best Secretariat would have.
In her remarks, the National President of the Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Dr. Lilian Otolorin said NEC Meetings are one of the tools of MWAN, where they meet and strategize to move forward, noting that MWAN could be found in the 36 States of the Federation, which means they could reach the 774 Local Government Areas across the Country and be of assistance to them.
While decorating the Deputy Governor as MWAN Champion for Life, she thanked the Almighty God for the life of Dr. Banigo, whom she described as one of the lights they were looking up to.