Ogun health sector celebrates outgoing head of service


The Ogun Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker says the reward of hard work may not come speedily as humanly expected but it represents a crown on the efforts put into a task at the end of the day.

Coker made this assertion at a reception organised by the Ogun Ministry of Health in honour of the outgoing Head of Service, Dr. Nafiu Aigoro on Wednesday in Abeokuta.

The colorful event was attended by top health professionals across all the agencies of the health sector in the state.

It was also graced by the Body of Permanent Secretaries, friends, family members who accompanied Dr. Aigoro to the colourful occasion, and other well-wishers.

There were performances by dance troupes to spice up the occasion while a photo reel was also featured to reflect the journey of the outgoing the Head of Service in the last 60 years.

According to Coker, Aigoro remains a pride to the medical professional as he made history with his appointment as the first health personnel to become the jead of service in the state.

The commissioner maintained that the administrative prowess of Dr. Aigoro helped her get a good grasp of public service during her early days in office as commissioner.

“Fate had brought Dr. Aigoro my way all along. My mother was his French teacher in those days before I met him in the College of Medicine and here in the civil service when he was the Permanent Secretary of the Hospitals Management Board (HMB).

“As an obstetrician and gynecologist, I can attest to the skillfulness of Dr. Aigoro on the job as an orthopedic surgeon. He epitomizes hard work.

“That is the reason for his historic elevation by Gov. Dapo Abiodun who appointed him on November 8, 2021, as the first medical personnel to become the head of service in Ogun state,” Coker said.

Responding, Aigoro, in the company if his wife, appreciated the leadership of the health sector for deeming it fit to put the reception together, just as he encouraged the workforce he would leave behind to continue to be loyal to the state government.

Dr. Aigoro will officially bow out of public service on March 25, as he attains 60 years of age.

Representatives from different agencies under the ministry spoke glowing about how Aigoro had impacted their lives and professional practice.


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