Zamfara NMA Honours Two Female Commissioners
By Aminu Abdullahi Gusau.
The Zamfara state chapter of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has over the weekend honoured two female commissioners over their appointments as only female medical doctors in the cabinet of present Dauda Lawal-led adminstration.
Those honoured are Dr, Nafisa Muhammad Maradun, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development in Zamfara state, and Dr, Aisha MZ Anka, the commissioner for Health in the state.
Speaking shortly after receiving the certificate of honour, Dr, Nafisa Muhammad Maradun assured the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) that she and her colleague, Dr Aisha M.Z Anka, the Commissioner for Health, will effectively represent them, being members of the Zamfara State Executive Council.
According to her, this comes after their nomination by Governor Dr Dauda Lawal to serve in these critical positions. It is worth noting that this is the first time that two female doctors have been nominated as members of the State Executive Council, responsible for overseeing the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.
Dr Nafisa expressed her gratitude for the opportunity and pledged her commitment to fulfill their duties diligently. she also reassured the state governor that they would work harmoniously with him to bring about positive changes and development in the state.
Also speaking during the ceremony, Dr Bello Kotorkoshi, the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre Gusau, spoke on the nominated Medical Doctors, in the present administration hoping that they will do more than expected.
The Chief Medical Director expressed his confidence in their abilities. He believed that Governor Dauda made the right choice in selecting them and anticipated positive transformations in the ministries they oversee.
Dr. Kotorkoshi urged all members of the Medical Association serving in the state to support the Commissioners. He also advised the Executive Council members to seek assistance from NMA members whenever the need arises.
He however used the opportunity to appeal to the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development to extend their social welfare and social responsibility programs to the victims of banditry, as his Medical Centre frequently receives casualties resulting from such incidents.
The statement was signed and issued to newsmen in Gusau by Suleiman Isah, Information Officer Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.