President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Dr Funmi Adewara, a UK-based Nigerian medical doctor for winning World Bank SDGs and Global Award 2020.
The president, in a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday said that Adewara’s feat had hoisted Nigeria’s flag proudly in the international arena once again.
Buhari described the feat as “an attestation once again of the stuff Nigerian professionals are made of.”
He praised the medical doctor, who was trained at University of Ibadan and Cambridge University, for her illustrious work in promoting access to healthcare for the world’s population.
He added that her professional approach, was in line with SDG 3 which seeks to ensure healthy lives and promote the wellbeing of people of all ages.
Adewara’s award came in the same season that the president, in his National Day broadcast on Oct. 1, applauded Nigerian professionals at home and abroad, who “ranked among the very best in the world”.
The medical doctor is one of the seven winners, among 2,400 women, of the award globally.
Adewara is Chief Executive Officer of Africa’s first fully integrated telehealth startup, leveraging technology in harnessing diaspora and local doctors through a secure electronic medical record and video software.