NDU honours Bayelsa state rep on NDDC board

Sequel to his selfless contribution to academic development, the department of pharmacology of the Niger Delta University, Amassoma, yesterday organised a grand reception in honour of Professor Nelson Brambaifa to spur other well meaning Nigerians to appreciate opportunities at their disposal to support education in the country.

Reading his citation, Prof Sikoki, pointed that as a society builder, and passionate lover of his fatherland, the university would continue to eulogize as the architect and pioneer lecturer of the college of health science, while the college has turn out several doctors in the state.

Speaking with journalists in Yenagoa, Brambaifa, a pioneer dean of faculty basic medical science, college of health sciences, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, now representing Bayelsa state on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) said he was humbled by the award which was not expected from the university.

He reflected, saying, “When we started the college of health science, the university was yet to take off; and that within the period, the state has less than 10 doctors and we felt it was not good enough so we decided to bridge the gap, as we commence academic work at the college of health science.

Brambaifa alluded that his selfless contribution then could be liken to the proverbial mustard seed that blossom, but today it has produced several doctors serving in the state, Nigeria and outside the country.“Today whenever I look back, I do so with my head raise high as a mark of satisfaction to see my products at the peak of their career” Brambaifa submitted.

“I will continue to reflect on this honour because most time recognition of this magnitude are usually posthumous, indeed it came as a surprise because it was not solicited for” Brambaifa noted.

Also, the Chairman of the Organising Committee, Dr Bonsome Bokolo charged Brambaifa to remain selfless in service even as the state representative on the board of the NDDC.

He however called on him to run an inclusive government to serve the interest of the Niger Delta states.


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