The Medical Director of Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Benin City, Dr Imafidon O. Agbonile, has been honored with an award for Quality Leadership and Community Development in Nigeria. The award was conferred on him by the Advocates for Good Governance in Nigeria (AFGGN). The AFGGN is a Lagos based Non-Governmental Organization that recognizes and honour individuals and institutions that have made positive impacts on the society through their leadership and service.
The award which was in recognition of his contributions to good governance and involvement in various mental health advocacy and awareness campaigns across the country was presented to him on May 2nd 2023 at the hospital premises, but received on his behalf by Dr. J.O. Omoaregba, the Head of Clinical Services Department.
While receiving the award, Dr. Omoaregba conveyed his gratitude to the AFGGN for honoring the Medical Director’s achievements and dedication. He noted that the AFGGN appears to share similar value with the hospital, that is, the belief in good governance, community development as well as human capital development. He thereafter assured the AFGGN that the Medical Director will continue to work hard to improve the quality of mental health care and service delivery in Nigeria.
By Favour O. Usiobaifo