Ogun State Head of Service, Dr. Nafiu Aigoro has urged young medical practitioners across the State to always learn from their mentors and make a difference anywhere they find themselves in order to be positive change agents in the society.

Dr. Aigoro who stated this as the Special Guest of Honour during an Ordinary General Meeting and Scientific Conference, organised by the Nigerian Orthopaedic Association, Zone 1, held at the NMA House, Lukosi, Abeokuta, said that success without a successor was a failure, charging young Orthopaedic Surgeons to be dedicated and up to the tasks ahead.

” I am humbled for this honour and outpouring of goodwill messages. Everybody has his or her destiny cut out. In April 1997, only three of us passed the examination we sat for, while the two are now Professors in the Teaching Hospitals, my own part has been cut for me in the civil service and I thank God for taking me this far. For those coming behind, there are so many areas you can venture into and still make your mark” he said.

Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the association, Dr. Elkanah Orimolade, said that Dr. Aigoro has been doing well in the association, and with the help of God, he is the first Orthopaedic Surgeon to attain the height as the Head of Service, calling on younger generations to show more dedication and patriotism to take the association to greater heights.

In her lecture, the keynote speaker, Mrs. Monique Gershon who spoke on “Addressing the Scourge of Brain Drain through Mentorship” said that mentees should be pushed out of their comfort zones and be made to try something new, which they have never done before, noting that, next generation should be empowered to rebuild the values in the health sector through mentoring.

In their goodwill messages, the Permanent Secretary, Public Service Transformation Office (PSTO), Mr. Jola Oyeneye, a Consultant/Opthalmologist who is also the CMD, State Hospital, Ijaye and PS-designate, Dr. Moshood Oladeinde, and the CMD, State Hospital, Ijebu Ode, Dr. Mrs. Oluseyi Adetola, among others described Dr. Aigoro as an astute administrator, a good leader, supporter and mentor, whom so many people have learnt a lot of positive things from and appreciated him for laying a solid foundation that they were all building on and following judiciously.

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