By Emeka Ogaraku

The hard-working Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Dr Kingsley Achigbu whose first tenure ends in November this year, has gotten tenure renewal for another four years by the President.

The Honourable Minister of State, Health, Dr Senator Adeleke  Mamora, while giving him his renewal letter, said that he got his tenure renewed because the President is pleased with his sterling performance at the centre which is the busiest and largest in the country.

The emergence of Dr Kingsley Achigbu in 2017 as the Chief Executive of the centre, has changed the ugly narratives of strike, strife, poor service delivery, low workers morale and divisions among the staff, Unions and management.

The Medical Director and his board have been able to attracts mega projects that will transform the hospital as a first-class health Institution in the country. Some of these projects includes: Fully equipped Isolation/Treatment Complex with a diagnostic facility, New Dialysis Complex. Neurological Ward and Research Centre.
Ongoing projects, nearing completion are, the Specialist Clinic Complex, Obstetrics Wing of the O and G Complex including the multi-million-naira Accident and Trauma Centre.

The Honourable Minister of State, Health, while inaugurating some of these projects in April, commended the centre for her prudent management of scarce resources and harmonious working relationship and applauded them for priding itself with medical and health experts who can compete effectively with their counterparts anywhere in the world.

Dr Kingsley Achigbu performance did not go unnoticed by the centres land owners led by the Traditional Ruler of Umuororonjo Autonomous Community, Eze Dr Clinton Uboegbulam, who described him as an asset to the centre and donated a large expanse of land to it, preparatory to it being a Teaching Hospital.

The next four years will enable the Medical Director, consolidate on his good works and pursue to it’s fruition the upgrading of the centre into a Teaching Hospital