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Edo doctors honour LAPO Group boss for investing in healthcare sector

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Godwin Ehigiamusoe, chief executive officer (CEO) of LAPO Group, was on Wednesday honoured by the Edo State Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) for his contributions to the development of the health sector in the country.

The medical body presented the award to the LAPO group boss at its 2020 Annual General Meeting/ scientific conference in Benin City.

Valentine Omoifo, who presented the award to the chief executive officer of the foremost microfinance bank in the country on behalf of the association, said the award was his recognition of his investment towards the development of the healthcare system in the country.

According to him, this award is in recognition of the chief executive officer of LAPO Group, Godwin Ehigiamusoe’s investment in the health sector.

“His exploit in the development of the health sector in the state and in the country cannot be overemphasized. He is not a doctor but has invested billions of his own money into bringing world class hospitals to our doorstep.

“He has been doing a lot in the health sector. We want to encourage such people as well as urge others to emulate his contributions to the sector.

“This honour of excellence is in recognition of your immense contributions to humanitarian, social and healthcare development in Edo state and in Nigeria”, he said.

Responding, the LAPO Group boss, Godwin Ehigiamusoe commended the association for appreciating the little contribution the establishment is investing in the health sector.

Ehigiamusoe, represented by Ordia Raphael, consultant, Family Physician and Head of Clinical Services, Benin Medical Care assured that the honour will spur the establishment and the management of LAPO group to invest more in the health sector and improve the living standard of Nigerians in general.

“I want to appreciate the NMA, Edo State immensely for appreciating the good work we are doing in Benin in the Benin Medical Care as well as the passion of Godwin Ehigiamusoe, the CEO of LAPO Group for changing the living standard of the less privilege in the society.

“For his social empowerment which include but not limited to giving loans to market women.

“We also thank the NMA for the honour and we want to make a commitment that this award will spur us to do greater thing in the health sector and improve the living standard of Nigerians in general.

“The multi-million Benin medical Care commissioned October last year is gearing towards changing the dynamics of healthcare services in Edo State, South- South and in Nigeria with quality service” he added.

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