Eight Awardees and well wishers

Eight healthcare workers in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, have received awards for offering excellent service to patients battling various ailments, in various parts of Abuja.

The awardees were drawn from the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Bwari, Kuje, and Gwagwalada area councils of the FCT.

The award event was organized by Heroic Discovery and Community Development Centre (HEDCODEC) with funding support from the Aminu Magashi Garba (AMG) Foundation.

Organizers of the ceremony explained that their awards celebrate and encourage the most outstanding healthcare front-liners who have demonstrated and achieved excellence in their fields of endeavour, to commemorate the United Nations Public Service Day.

Coordinator of the Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN), who is also the founder of AMG Foundation, Dr. Aminu Magashi, noted that it is necessary to celebrate the selflessness of the awardees who have gone beyond their call of duty to serve humanity.

“In a world where healthcare is a fundamental necessity, these remarkable individuals have embraced their roles with unwavering commitment, compassion, and expertise.

“They have dedicated their lives to providing care, comfort, and healing to those in need, often in the face of immense challenges and adversity,” he said.

The Program Directorof HEDCODEC, Mosnsurah Abdullah, represented by Mr. Kabir Abddulsalam, called on Nigerians to also recognise the importance of supporting and valuing the healthcare workforce.

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“They are the backbone of our healthcare system, working tirelessly day and night to ensure the well-being of our communities.

“It is our collective responsibility to provide them with the resources, support, and recognition they deserve,” he said.

He however, urged the healthcare workers to do more as their dedication, compassion, and service to humanity inspire all.

“You have shown us the true meaning of selflessness and have set an example for others to follow.

“Your impact will be felt for generations to come, and we are forever grateful for your service,”

“We held a similar event in Kano state last week, where 10 front-liners were also recognized, we hope to expand this to more states with the efforts of our collaborators and funding,” he said.

The Chairman of National Advocates for Health (NA4H), Mr. Mohammed Usman, said that their acts of kindness and empathy had not only healed physical wounds, but have also mended broken spirits and restored faith in humanity.

Ms. Iyabo Balogun, a Family Planning Provider and one of the awardees, commended the organisers for celebrating their noble contributions to the betterment of humanity.

Balogun prayed that their stories would serve as a reminder of the difference that one person could make in the lives of many.

The United Nations’ Public Service Day serves as a platform to celebrate the essential role of public service in achieving sustainable development and encourage collaboration and innovation in public administration, for the betterment of societies, worldwide.