MEET THE NEWLY ELECTED NDA PRESIDENT
Dr Omoshibo Evelyn Eshikena emerged as the newly elected President of Nigerian Dental Association at the just concluded 51st Annual General Meeting and 1st National oral health Summit of Nigerian Dental Association which held on Friday, October 26th, 2018 at Sickle Cell Centre, opposite Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-araba, Lagos
Dr Omoshibo Evelyn Eshikena, a 52 year old Private Dental Practitioner. She is the Director of Peve Dental Clinics, which comprises of two Dental Offices in Lagos, Nigeria.
Her wealth of Managerial and Leadership skills/experience deployed in her successful Private Practice (Peve Dental Clinics), will be brought to bear in the affairs of NDA as newly elected President. Her desire is to bequeath an Association that will be a Strong and Reliable Umbrella for all Dentists in Nigeria.
Dr Omoshibo Evelyn Eshikena’s Statement of Interest:
As l aspire for the exalted position of National President, Nigerian Dental Association.Greetings to my dearest Elders, seniors and Colleagues of the Dental profession: l am a Private Dental Practitioner registered with MDCN and practicing in Lagos, Nigeria, having graduated from University of Benin in 1989.
I am a registered member of the Nigerian Dental Association (NDA), member of Association of Private Dental Practitioners of Nigeria (APDPN), Association of General & Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN), Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), HealthCare Providers Association of Nigeria (HCPAN) and NECA’s Network of entrepreneurial Women (NNEW)-Health Sector.
I have served the Lagos and National NDA. I served 2 terms as Treasurer NDA National and also served NDA National and Zonal AGPMPN as Financial Secretary. I had an unblemished reputation while l carried out these tasks.
I have leveraged on my experience, my integrity and passion to deliver results to support past leaders in lifting up our great Association to an enviable height during my years of service to Nigeria Dental Association. Given your support and vote to represent all Dentists, l will bring my many years of professional experience and leadership skills certified by the Healthcare Leadership Academy to transform our great Association.
Together with a noble team of executives, I plan to:
- Give Prominence to the Dental Profession by engaging all stakeholders to improve the awareness of oral health care and through advocacy push for sustainable funding for NDA
- Build up Organizational structures and give good Management.
- Build and Support strong Zonal operations of our Association.
May l use this opportunity to express my gratitude to all members of NDA and all past NDA presidents & Executives especially our late mother of the Asso, Prof Kofo Savage who was the first female President of National NDA. May her Soul and that of all our leaders, teachers and members who have departed from us Rest In Peace.
Together and with sincerity of purpose, l invite all Dentists to actively participate in the NDA, so that we can achieve the Association of our dream.
Dr Omoshibo Evelyn Eshikena’s manifesto
‘Together with the National Executive Council, I shall:
- Continue to Improve Oral Health Awareness among the populace.
- Bring more Prominence- Be more involved in State Affairs and Decision taking forums that will impact our Profession.
- Improve on the Welfare for Dentists – This shall be a priority. Dental Surgeons in Nigeria will have our Association under my Leadership watching their back. I shall build strong family ties among Nigerian dentists practicing anywhere in the World.
- I shall build strong Structures and Organisation for NDA – Encourage and Bring all Dental Affiliates and sub-speciality Associations, more State Chapters, and stronger Regional Associations under the NDA umbrella for ease of Administration.
- I shall mentor and encourage mentoring of our young Dentists.
- I shall strive and explore all possible avenues to get sustainable funding for our Association.
- I will run an open and transparent Association, where everyone is free to bring change ideas.
- I intend to build a stronger and more powerful NDA, where every Dental Practitioner will be proud to belong.’’ She said.
The newly elected president in the next two years is to work with other elected new national officers such as
Vice President: Dr Kolawole Obagbemiro,
Secretary General: Dr Victor Nwabudike,
Assistant Secretary General:Dr Eko Uyi Idah,
Public Relations Officer: Dr Yetunde Oludare,
Treasurer: Dr Dunni Ogundana,
Financial Secretary: Dr Feyisike Dauda,
Chairman, Products Committee: Dr Lilian Enone,
Chairman, Welfare Committee: Dr Franklin Abhulimen,
Chairman, Ethics Committee: Dr Elias Emedom,
Chairman, Continuing Dental Education & Practice: Dr Gbenga Arogunre,
Chairman, Research & Scientific Committee: Dr Tope Adeyemi
Long live Nigerian Dental Association!
Long Live Federal Republic Of Nigeria!