By Justina Okpanku
College of Surgeons International, Nigeria Section, has appointed Gen. (Dr.) Maurice Ezeoke as its new president in a colourful ceremony in Jos, Nigeria.
According to THISDAY, “Ezeoke, Umuchu, Anambra State-born surgeon, reporttedly has been making waves both at home and in the Diaspora, from Lagos, Kaduna to Liberia, Sudan and United States of America.” ‘
He was onetime surgeon to State House (Aso Rock) Clinic, Abuja during the IBB regime. About 79 fellows of the College were also inducted during the ceremony in Jos. The fellows included many professors in different fields of surgery and surgical specialties and sub specialties. These include general surgery, ENT, plastic surgery, urology, neuro-surgery, opthalmology, obstetrics and gynaecology as well as orthopedics and histo- pathology. In his acceptance speech, General Ezeoke promised to work assiduously to build the college secretariat in Abuja as well as partnership with Teaching hospitals in the six zones of the country to provide surgical outreach programmes to some states in the zones. This is one of the cardinal programmes for which ICS is known worldwide wide. The conference was graced by many government officials as well as fellows from all over the country despite the current security challenges and the pandemic.Founded in 1953 by Max Thorek, International College of Surgeons is a global organization dedicated to bringing surgeons and surgical specialist as worldwide.