The Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, Professor Babatunde Salako has been honoured with the Africa Icon of Medical Transformation award by the African Students Union Parliament, ASUP.
The award, presented in Lagos, according to ASUP, was in recognition of his commitment to effective healthcare service delivery in the country.
Presenting the award, ASUP Speaker, Abel Kewul described Salako as a leader that has dedicated his time and talents to serve the common good of mankind in accordance to the Pan –Africanism Ideology.
Kewul said Salako is a purposeful leader, which has resulted in all facets of his specialty, especially with regards to administrative and medical services, management acumen, health sector strategic development, qualitative healthcare delivery, training and research development, amongst others. Responding, Salako said the award would spur him to do more for Nigeria and noted that NIMR would continue to partner ASUP on reducing drug abuse.