Uzodike bows out as ODORBN boss

After eight years of service, Professor Ebele Bridget Uzodike, has bowed out as Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria (ODORBN).

At a ceremony Saturday in Abuja, organised to celebrate her stewardship at the board, Uzodike’s farewell party witnessed award presentation to some staff members of the board. 

The event also captured the launch of her book: “Understanding Geriatrics: Guidelines to Eye Examination for Primary Eyecare Practitioners and a biography, On A Mission: The Story of One of Africa’s Pioneer Optometrists,” written by Sam Gaza Timothy. 

In a report of her stewardship in office as the third substantive Registrar/CEO of ODORBN between June 2015 to May 2023, Professor Uzodike expressed appreciation for the opportunity to serve in the board. 

She stated that on assumption of office, she was given the mandate to relocate the head office from Lagos to Abuja to ensure zonal offices are open in six geographical parts of the country.

She said: “I set out five goals for myself and worked assiduously towards these goals. Management and I embarked on major transformation programme aimed at taking the board to a higher level. 

“Part of the programme included, completion of various projects designed to advance the growth of the agency, improve workers’ welfare, broaden internally generated revenue, reduce quacks in the system, improve institutional training, as well as generally enhance the practice of Optometry and Dispensing Opticianry in Nigeria.”

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