The nomination was contained in a letter to the Minister signed by the President of NMA, Prof (Dr) Innocent Ujah and the Secretary-General, Dr Philip Ekpe.
The letter, dated April 28, 2022, was titled, ‘Invitation as an awardee at the Annual General Conference/Delegates Meeting (AGC/ADM) of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA).’
It read, “We write on behalf of the National Officers Committee (NOC) and the entire membership of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), to invite you to the Annual General Conference/Delegates Meeting (ADM) of the association as an awardee. The conference which has its theme, ‘Current emergencies in building a resilient health system for Nigeria: Situation analysis and solutions,’ is scheduled to hold from Sunday, May 15 to Sunday, May 22, 2022, at EUI Centre, Plot F11, Sani Abacha Road, GRAPhase 3, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
“We have the pleasure to inform you of your nomination for recognition for the Meritorious Service Award in the health sector by the association.”
The letter added that the award would be bestowed on Ngige during the opening ceremony scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2022, by 10 am.
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