Written by Sarah NEGEDU

FCT minister lauds West African College of Surgeons

The FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, has commended the West African College of Surgeons, WACS, for its contributions towards the development of medicine and surgery in West Africa.

Bello gave the commendation at the opening ceremony of the 60th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the College in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

He said WACS members were held in high esteem by the FCT Administration and are strong partners in efforts by the Administration in delivering excellent healthcare services to residents.

He also commended the group for the free medical outreach that takes care of over 1000 surgeries within and outside the FCT.

The Minister described the gesture as noble and selfless. He particularly thanked the doctors who devoted time and energy to the programme.

Bello assured the WACS that the FCTA will continue to support and align itself with programmes and projects of the College that have direct bearing on the people of Abuja.

“We assure you that, as you expand your operations within your headquarters, particularly the Centre for skill simulation and examination as well as other programmes you want to do, the city of Abuja will always be very proud and honoured to host you and provide you with all the needed support”, he added

In his address, WACS President, Prof Serigne Gueye commended the FCT Administration for its efforts in the successful hosting of the AGM in the FCT.

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