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Management of Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital,

Management of Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Benin City yesterday 12th November 2020, organized a send off party for Pharm. (Dr.) Ikponmwonsa Cliff Ediae, Director of Pharmaceutical Services to mark his retirement from Public Service. Prior to his retirement, Pharm. (Dr.) Ediae who joined the services of the hospital in 1993 rose through the ranks from Pharmacist Grade I to become a Director and the head of Pharmacy department of the hospital.

The event was held in the hospital conference hall at Uselu and had in attendance, Dr. I.O. Agbonile, Medical Director; Dr. Joyce Omoaregba, Acting Head of Clinical Services department; Mr. Jeremiah Agbidi, Head of Nursing Services department; Mr. N.U. Igbinidu, Head of Audit, Pharm (Dr.) Mary Ibhawoh, Acting Head of Pharmacy department; Mr. S.O. Okolo, Principal of School of Psychiatric Nursing (SOPN). Representative of the Head of Administration department, Mr. Dan. O. Efese; Mr. Idahosa, Chairman of SSAUTHRIA Uselu Chapter, members of Staff, Students and other well wishers were also in attendance.

Speaking during the occasion, the Medical Director congratulated and stated that the retiree is the first Director of Pharmacy department to be celebrated in a retirement party. According to him, “Pharm. (Dr.) Ediae has served meritoriously with an unblemished record of service which I suggest we all should emulate.  He has served the country, the community and this institution. Today, we have found it worthy to organize a send-off for him. If he has n’t done well, we would not have gathered here to celebrate him”. He also congratulated his wife, and alluded to the cliché that ‘behind every successful man is an astute woman’. He thereafter prayed that one day we will have the opportunity to celebrate our retirement from public service in good health with friends and family around us.

Others who spoke during the event showered encomium on him and described him variously as a Man of God, an astute, kind, and hardworking personality, adding that under his watch the Pharmacy department witnessed positive strides especially in the area of career progression.

Gifts of different kinds from Management, members of Staff, SSAUTHRIA, and well wishers were presented to him. This was followed by a dance session and a group photograph with the celebrant.