By Abba Muhammed Tawfiq
ProfessorAdamuAhmad Rufa’i, the Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kaduna State University (KASU) and the first and presently the only Professor of Physiotherapy from the North of the (river) Niger, becomes Fellow of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy (FNSP). The highest and most prestigious honour of Physiotherapy in Nigeria was meritoriously conferred on him for selfless service and support in advancing the cause of training and practice of the profession and society.
The fellowship award was conferred on Friday, October 14th, 2022 in Enugu State during the 62nd Scientific conference and 63rd Annual General Meeting of the Society, held from 9th to 15th October 2022, at the Amodeo Event Centre, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.
The ceremony was graced by the presence of the National President of the Nigerian Society of Physiotherapy, Dr.(Mrs) Nina Nnenna Chigbo and members of her executive council, Chairperson, Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Registration Board of Nigeria, Dr (Mrs) Umo Udom Registrar, Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Registration Board of Nigeria, Dr(Mrs) Olufunke Taibat Akanle, Past NSP Presidents in persons of; Dr Felix Olukayode Faniran, Dr Taiwo Oyewumi, Dr Rufa’i Yusuf Ahmad and other important dignitaries.
Professor Adamu Ahmad Rufa’i has consistently demonstrated impeccable quality leadership in various capacities and showed a high level of professionalism in all of his dealings.
The erudite Professor is a member of the Board of Trustees (BOT), Nwuga Physiotherapy Foundation, Dean of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kaduna State University, the pioneer Faculty to reach international standard by commencing the Doctor of Physiotherapy DPT program in Nigeria. He was also the Chairman of the Education Committee of the NSP from 2016 to 2020.
Along with the erudite Professor are three (3)other eminent Physiotherapistsconferred with this prestigious award. They are Dr Saliu G. Akinwale, Director and Head of the Department of Physiotherapy, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State. The Chairman, Establishment Committee of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy, Dr Alhaji Abdul Wasiu Jimoh. A former General Secretary of the Society of Physiotherapy. Dr Olaniyi Oladire, Director and Head of Department of Physiotherapy Federal Medical Centre Owerri, Imo State.
Congratulations to the silent achiever and man of several firsts as you add yet another feather to your cap of success.