By Gift Habib
President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded Dr. Funmi Adewara, a United Kingdom-based Nigerian medical doctor who was the winner of the World Bank SDGs.
In a statement by his Special Adviser of Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adeshina, President Buhari noted that Adewara has done Nigeria proud by winning the award and hoised the national flag in international arena one again.
“President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates Dr Funmi Adewara, a UK-based Nigerian Medical Doctor on winning World Bank SDGs and Her Global Award 2020, thus hoisting Nigeria’s flag proudly in the international arena once again.
“The award came in the same season that the President in his National Day broadcast just applauded Nigerian professionals at home and abroad, whom he said ranked among the very best in the world.
“Dr Adewara is one of the seven winners of the award globally, among 2,400 women, a feat that President Buhari describes as ‘an attestation once again of the stuff Nigerian professionals are made of.
“The President praises the University of Ibadan and Cambridge University trained medical doctor for her illustrious work in promoting access to healthcare for the world’s population in line with SDG 3 that seeks to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being of all ages.
“Dr Adewara is Chief Executive Officer of Africa’s first fully integrated tele-health startup leveraging technology in harnessing diaspora and local doctors through a secure electronic medical record and video software,” the statement said.