By Steve Oni, Ilorin
The Kwara State chapter of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) has commended Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq over the appointment of Dr Raji Razaq as a commissioner-nominee.
NAGGMDP Chairman, Dr Lakadir Adebayo, and Public Relations Officer, Dr Lai Umar, said in a statement on Thursday that the appointment was well deserved and expressed optimism that the appointee would bring his wealth of experience to bear in the service of the state and its people.
The statement also commended AbdulRazaq for his giant strides in the health sector within the past four months, saying Kwara has not had it so good over the past 10 years because the effects of his interventions have been so glaring on the sector.
The governor’s release of counterpart fund for Basic Health Care Provision Funds (BHPF) and the initial appointment of the Special Adviser on Health showed his declaration of the health sector in the state as an emergency, the statement added.
Assuring AbdulRazaq of its continued support, the association urged him not to derail in his government’s health policies aimed at bettering the lot of the citizenry.
The group also rejoiced with the commissioner-designate over his appointment and wished him well in the task of taking the state to the next level.
Born in 1979, Dr Razaq is the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Health Centre Agwara, Agwara Local Government Area of Niger State.
A polyglot, Dr Razaq attended the University of Ilorin for his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery between 2000 and 2006; the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, for his Master in Public Health between 2015 and 2017. He was the NYSC Chief Medical Director, Kebbi State Camp Clinic in 2007 and an aspirant for the House of Representatives in Ekiti/Oke Ero/Irepodun/and Isin Federal Constituency.
He hails from Osi in Ekiti Local Government area of the state.