Dr. Abdullah Hadi Mohammed of the Kole Bu Teaching Hospital has been adjudged the 2019 MT Shokunbi Prize In Neurosurgery in a graduation ceremony held in Abuja Nigeria.
Organized by the West African Collage of Surgeons, the award
is aimed at recognizing the contribution of young surgeons in the West African
The Prestigious Award is named after Matthew Temitayo
Shokunbi a Nigerian Neurosurgeon and Professor of Anatomy.
MT Shokunbi got his degree at the University of Ibadan
shortly after completing his A levels after which he started a residency
program in Neurosurgery in Ontario, Canada and became a lecturer in Anatomy at
the University of Ibadan, and in Neurological surgery at the University College
Hospital, Ibadan. He was also an Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon.
At the colorful ceremony held at the Abuja International Conference Centre in Nigeria which, saw the induction of new fellows of the West African College of Surgeons, Dr Abdullah was the only Ghanaian who graduated as a Neurosurgeon at the ceremony which was dominated by Nigerians. He was the only graduating fellow who won a Prize in Neurosurgery. He also surprisingly had the best dissertation in Neurosurgery and passed the WACS fellowship exams at first attempt.
The ceremony highlighted the 60th anniversary celebration of
the prestigious Regional college which has trained several surgeons for West
Africa. The Sultan of Sokoto who was the special Guest of honour graced the