As US surgeon donates one million US dollars to CoMUI

• Dabiri-Erewa applauds Ozuah for generous support to his Alma Mater


‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja



DAILY COURIER – A distinguished alumnus of the graduating CoMUI MBBS Class of 1985, Philip O. Ozuah MD, PhD. Dr. Ozuah, a Professor of Paediatrics and a multi-award- winning medical educator has trended across the social media on the contrast between medical personnels in Nigeria and the diaspora.

Just as the federal government promised to stem the mass exdous of medical personnels from Nigeria.

Ozuah who is the president and CEO of Montefiore Medicine, the umbrella organization for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Montefiore Health Systems made an unprecedented donation of $1,000,000 (One million US Dollars) to the new CoMUI hostel building fund on behalf of his family.

Hon. Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Adeleke Mamora has said that the mass exodus of medical personnel particularly, medical doctors to foreign countries must stop.

Dr. Adeleke stated this when a delegation of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) led by her President Dr. Uche Ojinmah paid a courtesy visit to him in his office today, in Abuja.

The Minister stated that government will do everything necessary to stem the tide of mass exodus of Medical Personnel especially doctors in the country.

To this end, Dr. Adeleke said that, government will look into conditions of service of health workers in respect to their working tools and remuneration so as to encourage health workers particularly doctors in their profession.

He promised to defend the interest of doctors and health workers because of their importance to humanity.

He promised to defend the interest of doctors and health workers and because of their importance to humanity.

He enjoined the Association to maintain high level of integrity and conduct, in line with her oath of profession.

The minister stated that Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation will always collaborate with the Association, in scientific matters and appreciated the Association for her visit.

Earlier, the President of Nigerian Medical Association, Dr. Uche Ojinmah, said that they came to felicitate with the minister on his new appointment as the Honourable Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation.

He also, requested the minister to discuss some of the Association’s challenges such as condition of service, working tools and remuneration in Federal Executive Council Meeting (FEC) on her behalf.

Dabiri-Erewa applauds Ozuah for generous support to his Alma Mater

Elated by the generous donation to his alma mater, Hon. (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has commended Dr Philip Ozuah, a Nigerian doctor based in New York for his very generous donation of one million US Dollars to the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan hostel project.

Dabiri-Erewa who put a personal call through to Dr Ozuah to appreciate his kind gesture, said the Commission is proud of him and his other colleagues who continuously give back to their country.

In an appreciative message by the Head of Media of the Commission, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the NIDCOM boss encouraged other Nigerians in diaspora to emulate Dr Ozuah and remember to give back, thus contributing to national development.

” I have just spoken to Dr Ozuah and he confirmed his donation. I join others to appreciate him for giving back to his alma mater and encourage others to emulate such generous gesture.”, Dabiri-Erewa said.

Dr Phillip Ozuah, a US based physician and alumnus of UI College of Medicine during a zoom fund raising single handedly donated $1,000,000 (One Million US Dollars only) to the Alumni Hostel Project.

It was a joyous mood at the Board Room of the College of Medicine University of Ibadan, on Monday August 1, when the Keynote Speaker and Fund raiser Dr Philip O. Ozuah, a 1980 Alumnus announced his donation of One Million US Dollars.

Ozuah, a Professor of Paediatrics, President and Chief Executive Officer of Montefiore Medicine, USA, gave the donation to serve as a catalyst for the construction of an ultra modern Student Hostel estimated to cost about Two Billion and Five Hundred Million Naira .He joined other Alumni and Friends of the College of Medicine who also made their own contributions.