it was tears of joy for the best graduating student of Afe-Babalola University medical Pioneer Medical Doctors,Dr. Esther Adaobi Azom as she went home with a brand new car and the sum of N500,000 plus another N250,000 courtesy of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, ABUAD, rolled out the drums to celebrate the induction of its 43 pioneer medical doctors under the chairmanship of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II.
According to reports, all the 43 Final Year Medical students passed with eight distinctions, the equivalent of First Class in other disciplines.

Chairman of the event and Ooni of Ife, HRM Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, instituted the ‘ABUAD Class of 43’ with N1 million and N250,000 separately for Azom.

While the N250,000 will be an annual presentation to the Best Graduating Student in Medicine, the N1 million was for the inauguration of the 43 Class which Oba Ogunwusi instituted as a forum for the graduates to give back to their alma mater and continue to relate with one another anywhere in the world.

Oba Ogunwusi said: “I am giving this N1 million for the inauguration of ‘ABUAD Medical Students Class of 43’. As the pioneer set, I want you all to form a bond, add value to ABUAD and the world as you move along.

“You have my support anytime. You can easily reach out to me anytime you need my attention. I am for you all.”

The monarch said aside state-of-the-art facilities, he fell in love with the university’s anthem.

He said the university is living each line of the anthem.

The Ooni, who recalled that he had visited ABUAD twice, added that he would love to visit the institution as many times as he is called upon.

He urged the students to unite and be good ambassadors of ABUAD and Nigeria.

NDCN’s Registrar, Dr T. A. B. Sanusi, who conducted Physicians’ Pledge on the new doctors, congratulated ABUAD for ensuring that the students completed their programmes within six and a half years.

He said the council has always insisted on a minimum standard that is non-negotiable.

According to him, the induction was the beginning of their careers while they will need to guide their loins as they compete with their contemporaries outside the country.

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