Buhari lauds UK-based Nigerian doctor for winning SDGs award


President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday congratulated 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.

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President said 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 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 described as “an attestation once again of the stuff Nigerian professionals are made of.”

According to Adesina, the President praised 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 telehealth startup, leveraging technology in harnessing diaspora and local doctors through a secure electronic medical record and video software.

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