President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Dr. Monday Igwe, as the Medical Director of the Federal Neuropsychiatric hospital, Enugu.
Deputy Director, Media and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health, Ahmadu Chindaya, in a statement, on Monday, explained that the re-appointment was for a second and final term of four years with effect from April 1, 2023.
The statement indicated that the re-appointment notice was conveyed in a letter signed by the Minister of State for Health, Hon. Joseph Ekumankama, who also presented the letter to lgwe at a brief ceremony held at the Federal Ministry of Health headquarters, Abuja.
Ekumankama, in his remarks, charged Dr. Igwe to consolidate and improve on his previous achievements, and leave an enviable mark of progress on the hospital to justify the confidence reposed in him. He also urged him to correct any error(s) that he might have encountered during his first tenure in office.
“Do not think that you have four years, start planning and execute immediately so that, if there is any error that you might have made in the last four years, such will not be repeated. Now is the opportunity to accomplish all the dreams, aspirations and visions that you couldn’t accomplish during your first tenure in office”, Ekumankama said.
The Minister further admonished him to work in peace and harmony with all stakeholders especially with the board and management of the hospital to allow a conducive environment to deliver on his mandate, because no one thrives in a place of rancour.
He added: “Please remain steadfast in doing good and accelerate the process of accomplishing more. Do all you can to ensure that you leave the hospital far better than what it is today.”
Dr. Igwe, in his response, expressed gratitude to Mr. President and the Ministry of Health for finding him worthy for reappointment. He promised to improve on his achievements, with a promise that he was coming to serve in the capacity of a servant leader who will direct affairs of the hospital and not a chief executive.
“I will continue to run an open-door policy and be accessible to all. | will make more sacrifices to ensure that the hospital is lifted to higher heights,” he promised. He thanked the President for the high priority given to the health sector under his administration.