The Vice Chancellor of the Bayelsa Medical University (BMU), has again come under National spotlight  as the Waste Management Society of Nigeria(WMSN) conferred on him a fellowship award in a low key ceremony held at the Council Chambers of the University.

The Vice Chancellor of the Bayelsa Medical University (BMU) Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Professor Ebitimitula Nicholas Etebu has been inducted as an Honourary Fellow of the Waste Management Society of Nigeria. The award which was conferred on him at the 3rd International Waste Summit in Porthacourt at the Hotel Presidential on the 20th of May 2021, was as a result of his role and contribution towards the advancement of Healthcare Waste Management  in Nigeria.

Speaking on the rationale for selecting Professor Etebu for the highly revered fellowship award, Mr. TOBIN West, representing the  chairman of the Waste Management Society of Nigeria noted that the award was hinged on his monumental contributions to the development of waste management in Nigeria.

He said: “Professor Etebu’s emergence as a Fellow of the Waste Management Society of Nigeria is a result of careful consideration of his intellectual and material contributions to the advancement of waste management in Nigeria both as Professor of Pathology, as a former Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Yenagoa, as the former commissioner for Health in Bayelsa State as well as the Vice Chancellor of the Bayelsa Medical University.

”Professor Etebu has shown demonstrable commitment in the areas of waste management recently when he built an incinerator with the help of the State Government located within the premises of the University, and we are convinced that he would bring his wealth of experience to bear in making BMU a force to be reckoned with in Nigeria and beyond”

In his acceptance speech, Professor Ebitimitula N. Etedu, Vice Chancellor of  the Bayelsa Medical University, thanked the Waste Management Society of Nigeria for recognizing his modest contribution to the advancement of special waste Management in Bayelsa State and Nigeria, noting that one of the surest ways to prevent the spread of pandemics such as Covid-19, SARS, cholera, Ebola and others is through massive investment in proper special waste management, and advised governments at all levels to focus more on prevention rather than cure if the nation is to move forward health-wise.  The Professor of Pathology  added that he was not going to rest on his oars until the vision of the Bayelsa Medical University is achieved.

Other Management members present at the ceremony were, Professor PJ. Alagoa, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Dr. Victor Idiedo, University Librarian,  Barrister John Tatcher Esquire Legal Adviser and Dr. Marie Teibowei PRO/Ag. Dir IFL-BT.

Last modified on Monday, 08 November 2021 10:55

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