Osun State came first at the 4th edition of the just concluded  Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Games.

A statement  by the Dr. Babatunde O. Rosiji, the Caucus Chairman and Dr. Gbenga Akintunde Caucus Secretary ,stated that the  NMA Southwest Zonal Games, Osun 2023 commenced on 23rd November 2023 and ended with fanfare and pomp on Sunday 26th November 2023.

In the  southwest games , the host ,Osun State  garnered a total of 33 medals ((13 gold, 8 silver and 12 bronze)

Ekiti State became first  runner up with medals ( 6 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze) while NMA Oyo clinched the 2nd runner up position with 14 medals ( 4 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze).

The athletes selected from this event will be representing the NMA Southwest Zone at the upcoming Doctors’ Games in Lagos.

The colourfully adorned athletes from the 5 States comprising the NMA Southwest Zone had a march-past and the event was declared open by the Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke who was ably represented by the Commission for Health, Barr. Lekan Ojo.

Other dignitaries present include the CMD, OAUTHC, the Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Prof. Babatope Kolawole representing the VC. Prof. Yemisi Amusa, Chairperson of OAU Sports Council and the Permanent Secretary, Osun State Ministry of Health, Dr Isiaka Adekunle.

Earlier ,the  Caucus Chairman, Dr. Babatunde Olaniyi Rosiji, led the Caucus leadership on a courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University who was ably represented by the DVC Admin, Prof. Yomi Daramola

He thanked the university authorities for opening up their facility for use during this edition of the Zonal Games.
The DVC used the opportunity to invite the NMA to the West African University Games(WAUG) that will be hosted by OAU later this year.

The team later visited the CMD of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Prof. John Okeniyi who warmly welcome the team to The Source* Ile-Ife and promised to be present at the events.and render every form of support feasible. He lauded the leadership of the Caucus for ensuring the games continue considering the many benefits of regular exercise.

In compliance to the advise normally given to patients, the physicians took to the fields to compete in sports ranging from football, table tennis, Draught, Scrabble and chess.

Other sporting activities  in this year edition include lawn tennis, ludo, badminton, volleyball, golf, ayo olopon and athletics.

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