HOW UBULU UKU PEOPLE BADE FAREWELL TO THEIR FOREMOST MEDICAL DOCTOR, DR MIKE EGBOH
By Anthony Awunor
Dignitaries from across the world gathered in Ubulu-Uku Delta State of Nigeria recently, to witness the burial of renowned medical doctor, philanthropist, role model, and an international businessman, Late Dr Mike Nkem Egboh.
On Saturday 30th April, 2022 the late Chairman of Twins Hospital, Warri, that died early January was laid to rest in his hometown. The event, which took place at Agbonta Udogwu Quarters in Ubulu-Uku, Delta State attracted several dignitaries from all works of life including several clergies, community leaders, politicians, professionals etc.
Some of the dignatories include: Hon Joan Onyemaechi Ada Anioma, the Director General of Delta State Capital Territory Development slot gacor terbaik Agency (DSCTDA), High Chief Emma Ejiofor, the Onishe of Ubulu-Uku, Mr Andy Isichei, a maritime expert, Mr Sam Nwogwonuwe Tony Ofuani, Chukwunyem Ofuani, Mr Kingsley Okonji amongst others.
His death however made a young man, named Jude who happens to be a friend to the late Doctor, describe the demise of Mike Egboh as huge loss to the community.
According to Jude, no medical doctor in Ubulu-Uku has assisted people the way Egboh did when he was alive. Beyond assisting people, late doc brought a kind of work ethics and commitment in the medical field, that later inspired young Ubulu-Uku people to go into medicine. Today, most young doctors at Ubulu-Uku were indeed, inspired by the life of Dr Egboh. Truly, this Ubulu-Uku man made medical practice look good and admirable.
Although late Egboh, who died at the age of 80 years, had lived a fulfilled life with a lot of achievements and legacies on ground, however, his demise was a great pain as it is believed by many that such personality is rare and should therefore, be with us forever.
This is the kind of doctor, the octogenarian was for many decades, since he finished his training as a medical doctor at the slot deposit dana Kalinin University, a renowned School of Medicine, in Russia. It was not out of place then, that such attributes made him one of the longest-serving and most beloved doctor in Ubulu-Uku.
Yet after they have paid their last respects, said their final farewells and departed, this vital aspect of Dr Egboh will continued to linger.
Meanwhile, late Dr Egboh had worked with the former Barclays Bank (present Union Bank) before he was offered scholarship by the Federal Government of Nigeria to study in Russia.
On arrival in Russia in 1972, Egboh was admitted for a one year language programme at the University of Moscow. He spent the period learning the language and subsequently became fluent in slot pulsa the Russian Language in such a short time.
Atlanticnewsonline had reported that, initially, Egboh had intended to study agriculture in Moscow but as faith would have it, he was enrolled at the Kalinin University where he became a medical student.
During his years at the Kalinin University, he fell in love and got married to former Miss Valentina Nichoclavna-Victorova
According to the report, Nichoclavna-Victorova who was two years ahead of him at the same medical University. She specialised in Obstetrics and Gynacology while her husband specialised in general medicine.
On graduation, both of them returned to Nigeria with their twin daughters. After a brief period of working at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, the couple relocated to Warri where they began private medical practice and subsequently co-founded Twins Clinic named after their twin daughters.
The Clinic was transformed into a highly sought after modern hospital with state of the art facilities and a reputation for providing best-in-class health care to oil companies like Shell, Chevron, Panalpina, Elf amongst others. The hospital has grown substantially over the years and has retained its reputation till this day.
Interestingly, Dr Egboh has produced very successful children, among whom are Dr Mike Egboh (Jr) and Dr Emma Egboh who are equally toeing his line of unmatchable achievements and good legacy.