Kogi State Commissioner of Health, Dr Idris Omede has credited the Leadership Award of Excellence by the National Association of Nigeria Student to the State Government who has made health a priority project.
The Commissioner stated this during the presentation of the award to him in his office on Friday in Lokoja.
He further credited the award to the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) stating that No society can develop without health environment.
He emphasized that the leadership Award of excellence is a challenge on the Ministry to do more on health delivery serviced and ensure more health programs for the people in the state.
He commended the association and described her as a vital tool of peace to development in Nigeria.
He said the association is the mirror of the youth in the society stating that the award he did not canvas for came as a result of the recent activities of the state Governor on health in the state.
He urges students who form over 90% of the youth to live an exemplary lives assuring that the state government on its part will clamp down on the activities of quacks in the state.
Earlier in his address to NANS senate president Comrade Maxwell Emmanuel commended Governor Idris Wada’ health programs which he said has improved the lives of rural dwellers in the state.
He said the recent activities of the Ministry of health including the free rural medical services have direct impact on the citizenry stating that the commissioner has brought to bear his experience and expertise in the ministry.
He said NANS is an organization which has encompasses all student union bodies with the sole aim of protecting and defending Nigeria students and partner with Government and other Agencies to enhance the educational standards at all levels.
He stressed that the award is in line with NANS policy aimed at nominating co-operate bodies and individuals who distinguished themselves in different endeavors.
In his vote of thanks the permanent secretary of the ministry Alhaji Salau Aliyu said the Award deserved stating that since the commissioner assumed office he has been instrumental to the development of the ministry.