It is no longer news that the veterinary council of Nigeria has elected a new president in the person of AIG Dr. Aishatu Abubakar Baju, after the council had no president for some time. The news is that AIG Aishatu Abubakar – Baju, who is the head of Nigeria Police Force animal branch has started to introduce measures that will impact on members of the council.
AIG Baju became the president of the council in March, 2020 and even in the face of covid-19 made sure that the council had continuing education programme lectures. Such activity is mandatory for veterinarians in order to be abreast with the dynamic nature of the sector.
According to the registrar of the council Dr. Ezenwa Nwakonobi, continuing education programme is meant to teach veterinarians new trend in the industry. He said the last one (which was in December 2020) had such management courses like accounting and book keeping which he argued is meant to teach members how to manage their finances.
He posited that some of the challenges facing the council like quackery have started getting attention since. AIG Abubakar – Baju became the president of the council.
He said the president will tackle the problem quackery through enforcement of existing veterinary laws.
AIG Aishatu Abubakar – Baju is a graduate of veterinary medicine from the ABU Zaria. She holds a doctorate degree in veterinary epidemiology from the University of Plymouth. She has been the head of the Nigerian Police Force animal branch since her days as commissioner of Police.
The revered Abusite is expected to move the veterinary council of Nigeria to greater height bearing in mind the feat she has achieved in the Police Force with her knowledge of the profession. As she was able to put up a continuing education programme even in the height of covid-19, her members are looking forward to a better association under her leadership.