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Ondo Health Commissioner, Adeyanju Bags SOGON’s Distinguished Service Award

Dr Adeyanju in a warm handshake with Ondo State Chief of State, Dr Ademujimi       Photo: Ondo State MOH
In recognition of his immense
contributions to qualitative healthcare delivery in Ondo State
particularly in maternal health, Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr
Dayo Adeyanju has received the Distinguished Service Award from the
Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology of Nigeria, SOGON.

Dr Adeyanju received the Award at the
Dinner and Award Night to round up the 50th Annual General Meeting and
Scientific Conference of the Society held at the International Event
Center, The DOME with many dignitaries in attendance.
Other Awardees at the elaborate ceremony
are: Dr Majekodunmi -Young Scientific Award, Dr O. Sowemimo -Jubilee
Awards, Professors Joe Oloruntoba and Oluwatoyin Fakeye.
Presenting the Award to Dr Dayo
Adeyanju, National President of Nigeria Society of Obstetrics and
Gynecology of Nigeria, Prof Brian Adinma said Dr Adeyanju was the brain
behind the success of maternal health care of the Dr Olusegun Mimiko-led
administration particularly the Mother and Child Hospital.

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Prof Adinma said Dr Adeyanju was chosen for
the honour following his outstanding performance in promoting the status
of Maternal Care as a commissioner under the leadership of Governor
Olusegun Mimiko.
He said the Awardee is a Community
Physician by training but an Obstetrics and Gynecologist in action whose
Governor Mimiko has identified to help actualise his vision and did not
fail in that area.
The Society President said the Award was
a collective decision of the society in recognition of the projects
that epitomise best practices of maternal health care delivery of the
Ondo State Government and to serve as catalyst for him to do more and
for others to learn more from the traits of the Awardee and his
Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko.
He said apart from humility, Adeyanju
exhibits all virtues and indices that benchmark best practices as he
thanked God for Governor Mimiko who identified the Awardee and gave him
the opportunity to exhibit his talents.
In his remarks at the ceremony, Governor
Olusegun Mimiko said the Award to Dr Dayo Adeyanju is a well-deserved
one because, he said, all the successes recorded in the area of
qualitative healthcare services could not have happened if not for the
ingenuity of Dr Adeyanju and the commitment of his health workers in the
Represented by his Chief of Staff, Dr
Kola Ademujimi, the Governor described his Health Commissioner as a
workaholic, dedicated, committed, diligent and reliable as he thanked
SOGON for recognising him for the Award.
He said Adeyanju has always exhibited
hardwork and diligence in his various assignments as Special Assistant
on Health and later Commissioner for Health in the last Seven and half

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In their separate remarks, Chairman,
Hospital Management Board, Special Assistant to the Governor on Maternal
Health, Executive Secretary, State Primary Health Care Development
Board, and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr Niran
Okunrinboye, Mrs Funmilola Oluwadare, Dr Olugbenga Osunmakinwa and Dr
Taye Oni respectively said Dr Dayo Adeyanju deserves the Award and
eulogized Dr Adeyanju as a selfless leader who has positively impacted
on humanity.
Responding, Adeyanju thanked the society
for the honour and attributed the success to God and Governor Olusegun
Mimiko who gave him the opportunity to serve with assurances that such
gesture would only spur him do more for humanity.
Source: The Hope Newspaper


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