The management of the Centre for Intervention Development and Leadership (CIDL) has inaugurated a new award system dubbed AMITY Awards to celebrate positive impacts, best hands in the health sector.
The Chief Executive Officer, CIDL and Social Investment Consultant, Mr Solomon Alao, made this known during a press briefing in Lagos.
“This is a not-for-profit platform that seeks to better the lot of Nigerians by advocating support for infrastructural development in the public health sector,” he said.
“The Amity Awards is a platform dedicated to inspiring and complementing positive initiatives, engendering hope and recognising exemplary service with the overall goal of reinforcing good behaviour in the benefiting institutions.”
Alao disclosed that the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, will be the focal institution for its maiden Amity Awards, stating that the tertiary hospital had so many ‘unsung heroes’ in its employ, who are recording landmark achievements for the country.
He said that “The LUTH management had put in tremendous efforts in repositioning the hospital, while it had also taken proactive steps to partner with corporate Nigeria and HNI in a bid to revamp their facilities through donations, endowments and projects or programmes.”
Alao said that the commencement of Assisted Reproduction in the IVF Centre, the newly built LUTH Surgical Skills Training Centre, the completion of the Dedicated Stroke Centre, the Crystal Optics Laboratory for fabrication of Eyewear for patients at the Guinness Eye Centre and the LUTH-Biolitec Laser Surgery Suite for Laser surgeries were among other infrastructural developments that put the hospital at the centre of medical development in Nigeria.
“Every year, the Annual Amity Awards will focus on a beneficiary institution or beneficiaries (as the case may be, or as resources permit) and will, help raise awareness for their partnership needs.”
The Honourable Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, would be the special guest at the maiden annual Amity Awards and Benefit event.
The AMITY Awards and fundraising ceremony holds on October 22 at the Intercontinental Hotel Lagos.
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