The University of Maiduguri Medical Students Association (UMMESA) holds a grand dinner for Prof. Omotara B.A, handing-over and award presentation ceremony.
The professor is a high-muck amuck who had served the University for the past 38 years. He also marked his birthday as he clocked 70 years; he was born in 1951.
The event which took place at the famous El-Kanemi Hall of the university, saw the attendance of The Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Professor Babatunji Omotara (Father of the Day) in company of his wife;the Provost College of Medical Science (CMS), Professor Bukar Muhammed (the Chairman of the occasion); Professor Mala Kyari Sandabe Chairman Medical Advising Committee (CMAC) of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH); Profesor Hadiza Usman; Professor Ibrahim Abdu Wakawa, Medical Director (MD) Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Maiduguri; Lecturers, special guests, medical students and other guests.
The Master of Ceremony (MC) was Sadiq Wajiro, a 6th-year medical student of the college.
The Chairman of the occasion declared the event open after an opening prayer, and the national and association's anthems were sang.
The outgoing President of UMMESA, Dr. Abas Shauti, addressed the people and thanked them for honoring such a great occasion.
The citation of Professor Babatunji Omotara was read by Dr. Sani.
Short clips were displayed to entertain the guests after some medical students were called upon like Isaac Dika who imitated how some of the lecturers act when they come for lectures and also displayed high jinks.
Refreshments were served as they were performing.
Presentation of awards to some lecturers and also to some outstanding executives of the association.
The new faces of the elected executives, including the president-elect, Musa Dahiru Muhammad, were unveiled.
The former Head of Department (HOD) of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor Hadiza Usman, gave the vote of thanks. She indeed acknowledged that it's an opportunity and privilege to undertake the function. Mrs. Hadiza described the Prof. Omotara as a person that must be emulated in many aspects.
The high point of the event was seen when Professor Babatunji was called upon to come for the cutting of the cake to honour his birthday, that he started to show a spectacle of his dancing skills.
The Father of the Day, professor Omotara, gave the closing remarks. He gave his advice as a father, lecturer and also thanked those who took out time to celebrate with him.
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