Letter To Delta State Governor, To Acknowledge, Honor Best Graduating Medical Student From His State
OPEN LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR OF DELTA STATE, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori
Your Excellency sir,
I bring you season’s greetings from the loving people of Amaware Quarters of Obotebe town, Burutu Local Government Area.
Driven by a consciousness of your busy schedule, I intend to keep this open letter as brief as possible.
Sir, I write to intimate you on the excellent academic performance of Dr. Kingsley Magbei , a Deltan who emerged as overall Best Graduating Medical Student of the Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Amassoma, Bayelsa State.
Aside the overall crown, Dr. Kingsley posted sublime performance as the;
1. Best graduating doctor, faculty of clinical sciences
2. Best graduating doctor, faculty of basic clinical sciences
His performances saw him cart home the FMC Yenagoa, ARD award for academic excellence for the overall best graduating student as well as the Dr. Torunana Ngowari’s prize for the overall best graduating student.
That is a summation of how brilliant a citizen you govern is.
To my dismay and that of many, the achievements of Dr. Kingsley went completely unnoticed by all strata of government in the state.
A dismay because social media was agog in celebrating his feat. Many indigenous and national online news outlets reported Kingsley’s dexterity.
Could it be that no government functionary took note of that?
A forgivable oversight, though.
Your Excellency, this open letter became necessary as a call to draw your attention to this amendable oversight.
As a concerned Deltan, who believes, advocates and contributes to the advancement of our dear state, I hold the firm belief that efforts such as Dr. Kingsley’s should not be greeted with blind eyes.
Similar groundbreaking achievements have been celebrated across boards.
For instance, Aminat Yusuf, who graduated as the best law student from the Lagos State University (LASU) with 5.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) was placed on salary by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.
Not only that, the Edo State Government will also sponsor her through Law School.
I urge Your Excellency to borrow a leaf from your Edo State counterpart, Godwin Obaseki and treat Dr. Kingsley’s case with importance.
I have the strong conviction that recognizing my brother’s feat will not only serve as a motivation to other Deltans, but will contribute in meeting your MORE Agenda in a way.
Recognizing the academic exploits of Nigerians such as Dr. Kingsley will create a sense of responsibility in their minds towards contribution to national development, and help curb the ‘Japa’ syndrome that has become a menace against the Nigerian economy, particularly the health sector.
Celebrating and recognizing Dr. Kingsley will also quell the thoughts from some quarters that he is probably not acknowledged because he is not from certain areas of the state.
Your Excellency, I beseech you as a pan Deltan to exercise due recognition to a quintessential Deltan, who hoisted the state’s flag with pride in academics.
MD/CEO, Daily Report Nigeria
Hon Emomotimi Guwor
Delta State House of Assembly
Commissioner for Health, Delta State
Commissioner for Higher Education, Delta State
Bursary & Scholarship Board, Delta State