The Nigerian Dental Association on Thursday held its Annual General Meeting at which new members of its Executive Council were elected. The AGM was attended by leaders of the Association and all members from all over the country. The opening ceremony was on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at Swiss D’Palms Airport Hotel, Ajao Estate, Lagos. The theme for this just concluded 51st Annual General Meeting and 1st National Dental Summit of Nigerian Dental Association is “Rebranding Dentistry in Nigeria”. The AGM & Elections took place on Friday, October 26th, 2018 at Sickle Cell Centre, opposite Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-araba, Lagos.
Dr Omoshibo Evelyn Eshikena emerged National President after a keenly contested election which voters and contestants described as transparent and fair. Delivering an acceptance speech on behalf of the newly elected national executive council members, she thanked every member of the association and the outgoing executive members for their support and encouragement for the overall development of the Association. This is indeed a memorable day for all members of the Nigerian Dental Association. It is memorable primarily, because she is the second female member to be elected national president of the association- the first being Late Prof. Kofo Savage. She appreciates the outgoing executive members headed by Dr Bode Ijarogbe and the AGM Committee for their great efforts in seeing to the success of this Dental health summit and AGM.
She admits too, that the chairman and members of the electoral committee have done a wonderful job in conducting what is inarguably a free, transparent and generally accepted election that ushers in the rebranding team 2018.
Dr Omoshibo Evelyn Eshikena, on behalf of the newly elected members of the new Excecutive solemnly declared acceptance to serve the Association selflessly and to steer and reposition it for more dynamic achievements. Dr Omoshibo Evelyn Eshikena admitted this cannot be possible without genuine support from all members. She therefore solicit the support of all NDA members at every level and the continued support of all Dental Affiliates and sub-speciality Associations, State Chapters, and Regional Associations under the NDA umbrella for ease of Administration.
We hope that together we shall succeed in making NDA great again by building a healthy synergy with all our affiliates and other recognized Labour and trade unions locally and internationally.
We hope that together we shall re-position the NDA to empower fellow members to strategically rebrand our golden profession so that we can all ensure the provision of the needed dental healthcare in Nigeria.
We hope that together we shall peacefully but firmly pursue all rights and privileges due collectively and individually to every NDA member anywhere including aspiring professionals. We hope that together, we shall see meaningful, transparent and dynamic changes that will enable members of this noble profession to compete favourably in the fast-moving global activity.
The newly elected president Dr Omoshibo Evelyn Eshikena is to work with other elected 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.
We at Dental Channel Ng wish Dr Omoshibo Evelyn Eshikena the very best as she assumes office today.
Long live Nigerian Dental Association!