Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has been presented with an Award of Excellence by the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Kaduna Branch.
Concise News understands that he has been awarded for his contribution to building an effective healthcare system in the state.
Represented by his deputy Dr. Hadiza Balarabe who received the award on his behalf, at the association’s Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference on Saturdayappreciated NMA for the award, assured that his administration “is desirous in changing the narratives in health and other sectors with strong emphasis on putting people first and making lives better. ”
He noted that the government has enjoyed a healthy relationship with the NMA, based on understanding and collaboration, while several platforms were provided to discuss issues that promote health, wellbeing, and survival of the residents.
While commenting on the shortage of doctors in the state, the governor assured that there is a replacement plan on the way.
“We know people are leaving to seek for better chances elsewhere and we have plan and you will see them coming back,” El-Rufa’i said.