The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Dr. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has commended Dr Philip Ozuah, a Nigerian doctor based in New York, United States, for his very generous donation of one million US Dollars to the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan hostel project. Dabiri-Erewa, who put a personal call through to Dr Ozuah to appreciate his kind gesture, said the Commission is proud of him and his other colleagues who continuously give back to their country.
In an appreciative message by the Head of Media of the Commission, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the NIDCOM boss encouraged other Nigerians in the diaspora to emulate Dr Ozuah and remember to give back, thus contributing to national development. “ I have just spoken to Dr Ozuah and he confirmed his donation.
I join others to appreciate him for giving back to his alma mater and encourage others to emulate such generous gestures.”, Dabiri-Erewa said. Dr Phillip Ozuah, a US based physician and alumnus of UI College of Medicine during a zoom fund raising single handedly donated $1,000,000 (One Million US Dollars only) to the Alumni Hostel Project.
It was a joyous mood at the Board Room of the College of Medicine University of Ibadan, on Monday August 1, when the Keynote Speaker and Fund raiser Dr Philip O. Ozuah, a 1980 Alumnus announced his donation of One Million US Dollars. Ozuah, a Professor of Pediatrics, President and Chief Executive Officer of Montefiore Medicine, USA, gave the donation to serve as a catalyst for the construction of an ultra- modern Student Hostel estimated to cost about Two Billion and Five Hundred Million Naira. He joined other Alumni and Friends of the College of Medicine, who also made their own contributions.