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Professor Kolapo Hamzat appointed Member State Advisory Council.

Governor Seyi Makinde Names the UI 2009 youngest Professor of Physiotherapy in Africa who became Professor at Age 39, Professor Kolapo Hamzat among others, Member State Advisory Council’s Chair. The Government of Oyo State has announced the establishment of State Advisory Council as part of its efforts aimed at enhancing effective governance in the state. A statement from the office of the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Taiwo Adisa confirmed that the measure was also aimed at ensuring that the government taps from the wealth of experience of elders and opinion moulders in t

REPORT OF ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS , FROM WCPT CONGRESS 2019

The just concluded WCPT Congress 2019 in Palexpo Geneva, Switzerland was a huge success and an attestation that we belong to a large community of sound professional colleagues worldwide who can make things happen internationally and nationally in their various countries. The sessions were so organized and smoothly run by physiotherapists from all walks of life, races and culture which is a message to us in Nigeria that there is nothing we cannot achieve if we can drop our personal interests to work for one another and the common good of the profession.

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WCPT announces Dubai as Host of 2021 Congress

WCPT has announced that the Confederation’s award-winning biennial Congress will take place in Dubai in 2021.

Speaking at the Emirates Physiotherapy Conference today, WCPT President Emma Stokes confirmed Dubai as the location for the Congress, which will be hosted by the Emirates Physiotherapy Society.

“The Emirates Physiotherapy Society is uniquely located, and Dubai offers the chance for the global physical therapy community to meet in a destination that links Europe, Asia and Africa,” says Emma.

NUC Approves Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) Curriculum

This is to officially declare that Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) curriculum has been approved by National University Commission (NUC). We like appreciate all our doyen, elders, professors (Prof. Arinola Sanya and others) academic and clinicians, past and present executives members of professional Associations, clinical interest groups, CHOPDIN, the past and present Registrars and Chairmen of the Board and the entire staff of MRTB.

Prof. Rasheed lauds Physiotherapists for Innovations in Programme Delivery.

The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, mni, MFR, FNAL, on the 7th of March 2018, received a delegation of Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy (NSP) led by its president, Dr. Rufa’i Yusuf Ahmed in his office. Expressing his delight, the Executive Secretary commended the NSP for its passion at ensuring that quality was maintained in the Physiotherapy profession by introducing innovations that would ensure better quality in the delivery of the programme and accountability on the part of the lecturers.

Board membership of Nigerian federal health institutions

We Congratulate the under listed Physiotherapists, who are to be sworn in as Board members of some Federal Government Hospitals. We pray Gods guidance and protection upon them,so they do their job specifications well and at the same time help reposition and improve the standards of the Physiotherapy Profession in these places. 

1. Taiwo Oyewumi - Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria.

2. Prof. T. K Hamzat - Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.

3. Oladire Olaniyi - Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto.

NSP National Secretariat.

Dear Colleagues, Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy is in the process of securing a land in Abuja for a national secretariat and clinic/gymnasium. A schematic design of the building has been developed as well as quantity surveyor’s estimates. It is important to raise funds so that the building could start immediately the land is secured. It will be logical to restrict fund raising for the secretariat to the Society and its members while the clinic/gymnasium’s funds could be sourced externally.