Zulum congratulates new NMA president

Borno state governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has extended warm congratulations to Professor Bala Muhammad Audu on his victory at the recent Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) election held during its annual delegates’ conference in Calabar, Saturday.

Zulum, in a statement released by his senior special assistant on New Media, Abdurrahman Ahmed Bundi, Sunday, tasked Professor Bala to be dedicated and steadfast in transforming the medical profession.

He said: “As you prepare to take on the immense responsibilities that come with the highest office in the Nigerian Medical Association, I urge you to remember the core values that have guided your journey thus far: honesty, humility and a steadfast dedication to your duties.

“The challenges ahead are great, but with your wisdom and vision, I am confident that you will steer the affairs of the medical association towards attaining enhanced medical education and improving access to healthcare.

“I implore you to prioritise technology and innovation to modernise healthcare delivery and promote evidence-based healthcare service delivery across the country,” Zulum said.

Prof. Bala’s emergence was announced Saturday by the Nigerian

Medical Association via its social media page, X, formerly known as twitter.

Eight national officers emerged, including 1st Vice President – Benjamin Olowojebutu, 2nd Vice President- Usha Anenga and Ben Egbo as Secretary General.

Prof. Bala Audu, an indigene of Borno, is a highly accomplished Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with extensive experience and a strong academic background. His career spans several prestigious institutions in Nigeria, where he has held various leadership positions.