KANO – A Nigerian Muslim neurologist in West Midlands, UK, Dr. Abdullah Shehu, has been awarded the membership of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen of England in recognition of his work.
“It is with great pleasure that I write to congratulate my confidant for this accomplishment as been graciously conferred with an honor of Member of the most excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Her Majesty, the Queen of the United Kingdom,” said Ahmed Yakasai, the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm., Daily Trust reported on Wednesday.
The award, conferred on Shehu on 16th of August 2018, came “in recognition of his services to Healthcare and Voluntary Services to community cohesion in Coventry,” Yakasai added.
Dr. Shehu MBBS (ABU), FRCP, MBE, DL is a Consultant Neurologist, University Hospital NHS Trust and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Midlands.
He is from Yakasai, Kano and elder brother of the former President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. M B Shehu.
He came to the UK from Nigeria in 1986, moved to Coventry in 1993 and became a Consultant Neurologist in 1996. He was a Clinical Director for eight years, then Divisional Medical Director for four years.
He also worked as the Chairman of Muslim Doctors and Dentist Association (UK), a registered charity for four years, and Chairman of Health and Medical Committee of MCB for four years.
He is the co-founder and Chairman of Coventry Muslim Forum in 2010 which won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2017.
Abdullahi is the Chairman Board of Trustees, Nigeria Muslim Forum, the UK, Trustee -Africa Health Development Trust UK and Trustee – Medical Life Science Fund for Warwick University, the UK
Abdullah received the Coventry City Merit Award in 2014.