BUHARI MOURNS THE DEATH OF 20 DOCTORS TO COVID-19
By Godwin Ogar (Abuja)
President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to give the welfare of health workers in Nigeria who are at the frontline of the fight against Covid-19 a priority attention.
The president made this known in his condolence message to the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, over the death of about 20 medical doctors to the dreaded Covid-19 while at the frontline of the fight to save lives. According to the president, the death of the medical officers was painful because they risked their own lives in order to save others.
In a statement made available to the media by the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari added, “Our health workers are making maximum sacrifices for the country in line with their humanitarian calling and this administration will leave no stone unturned in order to ensure (that) their needs are met”.
The president pointed out that no reward can be too much for the sacrifices made by health workers, and that his administration will give their welfare “the priority it deserves”.
According to the statement, the president also mourned the deaths of the chairman of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, who was a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (Rtd) as well as that of the “Galadiman Lokoja”, Godwin Ajakpo