- The first lady of Kebbi state, popularly known as the land of equity, Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, has been honoured as a fellow of the African Institute of Public Health Professionals (AIPHP)
- Shinkafi-Bagudu, who is a medical professional, was honoured with the fellowship for her outstanding contribution to public health and cancer in Nigeria and the world
- The first lady was conferred with the fellowship alongside 5 others at the state capital on Sunday, August 14
Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi - Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, the wife of the governor of Kebbi state, known as Land of Equity, has been inducted as a fellow of the African Institute of Public Health Professionals.
According to a statement sent to Legit.ng on Friday, August 26, the award was presented to the first lady on Sunday, August 14, at the state capital, Birnin Kebbi
She was recognised for her outstanding contribution to significant innovation and progress in public health and cancer in Nigeria and the world.
According to the institute, fellows are selected due to their remarkable contributions and impact on the health of people within their proximity.
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Shinkafi-Bagudu is the chief executive officer of the Medical Cancer Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).
The institute said that the first lady was awarded alongside 5 others the honour by the AIPHP for:
“their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance public health in Nigeria.”
PDP’s crisis deepens as 5000 members join APC in powerful northern state
Legit.ng, in another news, reported that the crisis rocking the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had taken a new dimension as about 5000 of its members defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi state.
The defectors were led by a staunched party member, Abubakar Kurun, in the Maiyama local government area of the state.
Kurun cited the leadership style of the state governor, Abubakar Bagudu, as well as how he managed the state during the COVID-19 outbreak when giving reasons for the defection.
A staunched party member in the Maiyama local government area of the state, Abubakar Kurun, left the party with 4,219 supporters.