The Minister, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has lauded the West African College of Surgeons (WACS) for its contribution towards the development of medicine and surgery in the West African sub region.
Malam Bello who gave the commendation at the opening ceremony of the 60th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the College, in Abuja recently, said, its members were held in high esteem by the FCT Administration and were putting in effort to deliver excellent healthcare services to residents.
He also commended WACS for the free medical outreach which involved over 1000 surgeries within and outside the FCT, describing the gesture as noble and selfless. The Minister particularly, thanked the doctors who devoted time and energy to the programme.
Malam Bello assured the WACS that the FCTA would continue to support and align itself with programmes and projects of the College that have direct bearing on the people of Abuja.
“We assure you that, as you expand your operations within your headquarters, particularly the centre for skill simulation and examination as well as other programmes you want to do, the city of Abuja will always be very proud and honoured to host you and provide you with all the needed support”. he assured
In his address, WACS President, Prof Serigne Magueye Gueye, commended the FCT Administration for its effort in hosting the AGM successfully.
A highlight of the event was the conferment of Honorary Fellow of the College, on the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Saád Abubakar III, for his contributions to the promotion of healthcare delivery across the country
For: Head of Centre Abuja