The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday, said Nigerians ought not to keep travelling to another country for medicinal treatment.
“Nigerians have languished so a lot on travelling to another country over medicinal treatment. This isn’t beneficial for us and it must stop since, we can’t manage the cost of it once more,” he said.
The President, who himself had headed out to the United Kingdom for treatment on a few events, expressed this at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, during the introduction and handover of finished tasks to the administration of the medical clinic.
He clarified that the venture was executed to check flooding and chasm disintegration in the emergency clinic.
The President, who was spoken to at the occasion by the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, deplored the staggering impacts of flooding in the South-East geo-political zone, saying the intercession venture would carry alleviation to the clinic, the state and its neighbours.
He said the siting of the task in Ebonyi State flagged a conclusion to the period in the nation where a few pieces of Nigeria were dismissed because of debasement and bias. He focused on that the area of the task in significant encouraging clinics the nation over demonstrated that no piece of the nation would be disregarded once more.
He stated, “We have given intense consideration to the soundness of our kin and will keep on doing as such. The ventures you commend their fruition today were truly influencing the activities of this educating medical clinic. In any case, today, we can say their culmination have begun enhancing the presentation and welfare of both the staff and patients of this clinic.
“I wish to utilize this medium to compliment the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, and his group in the Ecological Fund Office; the undertaking temporary worker, Messrs Amayaro Nigeria Limited, just as the task advisor, Messrs Kanode and Associates Limited, for their pledge to guaranteeing auspicious and expedient fruition of the venture.”