Edo NMA bags award for leadership values, ethical standards

Edo NMA bags award for leadership values, ethical standards

Sunday, August 5, 2018 8:11 pm

L-R, Chairman, Edo NMA, Dr. Valentine Omoifo, Executive Director Centre for Ethics and Self Value Orientation, Prince Salih Musa Yakubu and immediate past Chairman Edo State NMA, Dr. Emmanuel Osaigbovo during the conferment of Certificate of Credence and Award to the Association

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The Center for Ethics and Self Value Orientation, has conferred an Award of Credence on the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Edo State Branch, and its immediate past Chairman, Dr. Emmanuel Osaigbovo, for their contributions to the Medical Profession and promoting excellence in public service.

The Centre for Ethics and Self Value Orientation is an International anti-corruption non-state actor, which specializes in exposing corruption, promoting ethical, leadership and value orientation of global citizens.

Dr. Valentine Omoifo, the incumbent Chairman of Edo NMA, who received the award, expressed the readiness of the Association under his leadership, to maintain high level standard and the commitment of its executive to uphold a high sense of accountability in all its affairs.

Omoifo who commended the Centre for identifying ethical standards among members of the Association in their medical practice as well as giving recognition to deserving individuals, also noted that probity and accountability is the watch-word of the NMA.

It would be recalled that Prof. Afekhide Ernest Omoti, who was Chairman of Edo NMA between 2014 to 2016, maintained the highest level of accountability and probity as well as exposed all act of corruption which subsequently his successors have also uphold.

In his remark, the immediate past NMA Chairman, Dr. Emmanuel Osaigbovo, commended the organization for deeming him worthy of the honour bestowed on him.

He disclosed that core leadership values, ethical standards and zero tolerance for corruption are virtues he got from his parents and teachers, which he said are his guiding principles.

Executive Director, Centre for Ethics and Self Value Orientation, Prince Salih Musa Yakubu who described the duo of Dr. Emmanuel Osaigbovo and Dr. Valentine Omoifo as men of integrity who have also shown character in their profession as well as in exposing corruption said the awardees were carefully picked after a survey finding which distinguished them as deserving for the awards.

Salih alleged that it is unfortunate that over 80 percent of awards bagged by Nigerians under the National Merit Award are in the hands of persons with questionable characters who have questions to answer before the Court of Law in the country.

According to him, “We are living in a country where criminals are celebrated. We at the Centre for Ethics and Self Value Orientation are raising thousands of advocates who are haters of corruption as Nigeria must be sanitized of all the corrupt practices.”

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