As Prince Adelusi-Adeluyi canvass for teamwork among health professionals
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis
In appreciation of his resilience and commitment to importing quality drugs, Prince Christopher Nebe, chairman, PharmaDeal Nigeria Limited has been given an award of excellence by the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN).
The event which attracted doctors, pharmacists and several health professionals took place at the Lagos Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, on 4th December, 2012.
Also in attendance were Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, chairman, Juli Pharmacy Plc, Dr Jide Idris, commissioner for health in Lagos State, Dr (Chief) Adeyeye Arigbabuwo, AGPMPN chairman, Dr Anthony Omolola, AGPMPN national president and Chief Michael Oyebanjo, chairman, Mopson Pharmaceuticals among others.
In his keynote address, Prince Adelusi-Adeluyi, who also doubled as chairman of the event attributed the woes plaguing the country to leadership problem, adding that there is indeed a need to return to ethical practice.
The chairman explained that he understands things are quite tough thereby compelling many people to ‘cut corners.’
“Once you are able to do this, you will make a lot of money and be respected in the society. But in truth, only a man of character can be trusted. One of these men of characters are health workers. As professionals, you must learn to be contented with your professional practice,” he said.
Prince Adelusi-Adeluyi appealed to people in the medical field to recognise the need for cooperation with other team players like pharmacists, laboratory technicians, radiographers, NAFDAC officials and a host of others.
He used the example of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge who was recently told to have a bed rest due to her pregnancy, stressing that her safety suddenly necessitated the presence of relevant health professionals to get their opinion.
“As I mentioned earlier, we all have relevant roles to play if there is ever going to be any hope for this our dear country – Nigeria.
Among other recipients who also received awards of honour at the night were Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, Chief Michael Oyebanjo, Dr Tosin Ajayi, chairman, First Foundation and Dr Abdulrahman Sambo, acting secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).