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Borno emirate honors minister of health

*Its an honour to the entire Health Ministry

In appreciation of his commitment in the provision of healthcare services to the people of Borno State, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has been conferred with a traditional title of Shettima Nulefaye of Borno by the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Umar Garbai El-Kanemi.

The letter conveying the traditional title was presented to the Hon. Minister by the Borno State Commissioner of Local Government and Emirates Affairs, Hon. Usman Zanna and the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia in Abuja.

Speaking at the event, the Commissioner for Health said that the conferment of the title on the Hon. Minister was equally approved by the Executive Governor of Borno State, His Excellency, Alh. Kashim Shettima.

The title Shettima Nulefaye which means “Commander of Health” was conferred on the Minister in recognition of his love for the wellbeing of the people of Borno state, a state ravaged by insurgency .

“This conferment is in recognition of your meritorious healthcare delivery service and display of professional competence in the implementation of the Nation’s healthcare programmes especially by improving immunization programmes, eradication of polio and other diseases across the Federal Republic of Nigeria” the letter read.

Dr. Mshelia said that from the inception of insurgency in Borno State and the North East in general, the Hon. Minister of Health had visited the State more than five times, an indication that the Minister has love and passion for improving the healthcare system in Borno State.

He explained that the Health and Nutrition Emergency Response programme coordinated by the Ministry had greatly improved the health and nutrition indices of the people of the state.

Responding, Prof. Adewole commended President Muhammadu Buhari for given him the platform to provide healthcare support to the people of North-East region where most of their healthcare facilities were destroyed by Insurgency.

Prof. Adewole also thanked Governor Shettima and the Shehu for considering him worthy of a traditional title in Borno State.

“I must thank the Executive Governor of the State and the Shehu for giving me this traditional title; I consider it not as my achievement but as that of the entire Federal Ministry of Health.  It would serve as an additional impetus for me to work harder”.

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