FG Appoints Obaseki Substantive CMD of UBTH


Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City

A new Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has been appointed Federal Government. He is Dr. Darlington Obaseki.

Until his appointment, Obaseki was the Acting CMD of the hospital following the expiration of the tenure of the immediate past CMD, Prof. Michael Ibadin. According to information reaching THISDAY, the letter of appointment was issued to Obaseki by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole Thursday.

Reacting to his appointment, Obaseki who is related to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, and the former GMD, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Jackson Gaius Obaseki said: “l give God the glory and thank the Federal Government for the opportunity given to me to lead this institution for another four years. This will spur me further to continue to do my best for this great institution.

“We are going to strengthen our reforms which geared towards making UBTH the best teaching hospital in Nigeria. I am going to work with my team and the entire staff of this hospital to achieve greater success”.

He further said, “You can see that we are enjoying tremendous support from our staff and we intend to continue, improve the welfare of our staff so we can give better service to patients and also improve our infrastructures for better service delivery”.