- Professor Stanley Okolo was awarded the National Order of Merit for Productivity by the Federal Government
- President Muhammadu Buhari presented the award to Professor Okolo and other prominent Nigerians, distinguished in multiple areas
- Professor Okolo, an award-winning executive, clinical academic and leadership trainer, has held key regional and international leadership roles in healthcare
FCT, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari spoke Thursday, May 12 with the Director General of West Africa Health Organization, WAHO, Prof Stanley Okolo receiving the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM).
The letter of honor and employment, addressed to Okolo and signed by the Secretary of Labor, said Dr. Chirs Ngige said the award was a recognition of his high productivity, hard work and excellence.
The letter further revealed that his recommendation was based on the National Productivity Order of Merit Award report- committees after a rigorous selection process.
The event, held in the banquet hall of the State House in Abuja, was chaired by President Buhari.
Okolo brings pride to Nigeria and West Africa with its many innovations in health improvement, especially its efforts to end COVID-19 and other diseases in West Africa.
He has also championed efforts to end other numerous health challenges across West Africa.
He is following his vision for West Africa and perhaps the African health system, the obstetrician and gynecologist believe that s to improve population health, intervention programs in developing countries should address the broader issues of health and well-being and illness and disease.
He is a strong advocate of using constructive interference to achieve accelerated improvement in health to achieve health.
Okolo was nominated in March 2018 for Head of WAHO as one of the Nigerian Statutory Officers of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS).
As an award-winning leader, clinical academic and leadership trainer, Professor Okolo has held key regional and international leadership roles in healthcare, academic partnerships and professional associations.
At the moment he focuses on the complete eradication of dangerous diseases in the region through the production of vaccines and their effective vert Urge to achieve a healthy West African region.
Professor Okolo speaks at ECOWAS Health Ministers High Level Meeting
At the technical meetings, Okolo is expected to again emphasize the challenges to health systems infrastructure in the subregion, posing a need for dedicated meetings focused on health research, malaria eradication and local production of vaccines and medicines.
During the event, a high-level meeting of potential vaccine manufacturers in the ECOWAS region will be discussed, even as the DG plans to work with other stakeholders to tackle the scourge of malaria in the sub-region.