Ike Nnachi, Abakaliki
Ebonyi-born Medical Doctor, Sunday Isaac Nwigboji, has won three postgraduate national medical awards at the 41st Hybrid Convocation Ceremony of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN).
The ceremony held at the College’s Auditorium in Ijanikin Lagos on Thursday.
At the event, the Medical Doctor won three awards after emerging tops in three categories in the Faculty of Radiology Examinations.
He was awarded the Professor BC Umerah Prize for Best Part 1 Candidate in Clinical Radiology, Faculty of Radiology Examination of the College.
He also bagged the Prof M Obajimi Prize for Best Part 1 Candidate in Radiological Physics, Faculty of Radiology Faculty of Radiology Examination of the College.
The Medic also collected the Professor Bayo Banjo Prize for the Best Candidate in Part 1 FMCR Best Overall, Faculty of Radiology Examination of the College.
Dr Nwogboji, who is the son of the Traditional Ruler of Ekpomaka Community in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, is also a Resident Doctor at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (AE-FUTHA).
Ebonyi State Government on Friday hailed Nwigboji for the feat.
The State Government described his feat as a testament to what the people of the state can achieve and a signpost to the greatness that runs in the blood of its indigenes.
Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Jude Chikadibia Okpor, stated this on Friday in Abakaliki, capital of the state.
Mr Okpor said that Dr Nwigboji’s feat underlines the greatness and spirit of hard-work and dedication that is synonymous with Ebonyi indigenes.
He said: “It must be said without mincing words that Dr Nwigboji and other great achievers like him are the true image makers of our dear state, especially in this era when profiling, mudslinging, and dismissing the humble achievements and intellectual capacity of our people has become a fashionable obsession and a mark of self-fulfillment among people from our sister states.”
“This is a testament to what we can achieve as a people; a signpost to the greatness that runs in our blood.
“We congratulate him on this great achievement, and hereby express our conviction that he will continue to be a great ambassador; a great image maker, and worthy role model to other young Ebonyians.
“To this end, we invite other Ebonyians to endeavor to emulate the doggedness, hard-work, resilience and committed efforts made by Dr Sunday Isaac Nwigboji towards the accomplishment of this goal.”