Kogi Allied Health Professionals Inaugurate State Council Executives

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The Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP), Kogi State Council, has inaugurated new executives to pilot the affairs of the union in the state.

The nine member executives were sworn-in by a national officer of NUAHP, Comrade Aderemi Babatope Matthew at the delegate conference held at Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, on Thursday.

Comrade Aderemi, the Head, Organizing and Union Strategy, urged the newly elected officials to prioritize welfare of members.

At the delegate conference witnessed by leaders of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and security agencies in the state, Comrade Samuel Obajemu, from the Federal Teaching Hospital Lokoja (FTHL), was elected Chairman.

Kogi TUC Chairman, Comrade Sule Ahmed Tijani addressing the delegate conference

Pharmacist Sanni Dominic, from Prince Abubakar Audu Teaching Hospital wing of the union, emerge Vice Chairman, while Odoma Mikail of the Hospital Management Board was elected as the union Secretary.

Other elected executives are: Baba Abraham, Assistant Secretary; Ejima Wilfred, Public Relations Officer; Omale Abdullahi, Treasurer; Samuel Jacob, Financial Secretary; Nnamdi Ejieh, Auditor and Idakwoji Rachael, Women Leader.

In his acceptance speech, the newly elected Chairman, Comrade Obajemu, called for full implementation of Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) by federal and state governments.

Comrade Obajemu called on the management of hospitals in Kogi state to introduce improved hazard allowance and implement promotion of allied health professionals with cash backing.

He pledged that the state council of NUAHP will collaborate with Governor Yahaya Bello on his laudable health policies in upholding international best practices.

The NUAHP State Chairman assured management of hospitals in Kogi of cooperation but insisted on better welfare packages for members as well as improved working environment for optimal service delivery.

The Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), who was represented by Assistant Commandant Sanni Khadijat, congratulated the newly elected executives and commended allied health professionals for their selfless service.

The NSCDC Commandant urged the new executives of NUAHP in Kogi state to carry all members of the union along in all their activities to ensure unity of purpose.

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