The Nigerian Medical Affiliation, NMA, has condemned the homicide of Dr. Chike Akunyili, husband to late Dora Akunyili former Director Normal of the Nationwide Company for Meals and Drug Administration and Management (NAFDAC).
It described the demise not simply as unlucky however a sign of a misplaced worth system in Nigeria the place life doesn’t matter anymore.
Recall that Dr Akunyili, a famend Enugu-based medical practitioner, was shot useless by gunmen on Wednesday whereas on his method from the commemorative lecture in honour of his late spouse.
The Nationwide Publicity Secretary of NMA, Dr.Aniekeme Uwah, in a press launch tagged, “One demise too many: We weep for Nigeria” issued in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, puzzled why such a talented medical physician must be murdered in chilly blood at a interval Nigeria is affected by mind drain.
Whereas awaiting the safety businesses to come back out with an official assertion on investigations into the incident, NMA charged the federal and state governments in Nigeria to stay as much as their core constitutional obligations of defending the lives and properties of all Nigerians.
The organisation additionally referred to as on safety businesses to make sure that the perpetrators of the crime are fished out and prosecuted.
The assertion partially, “The demise of Dr Chike J. Akunyili is certainly one demise too many at a second when the nation’s abysmally low Physician: Affected person ratio of 1: 6000 as towards the WHO’s beneficial 1: 600 is a sign of our misplaced worth system as a folks the place human lives aren’t valued anymore.
“The affiliation significantly frowns on the incessant lack of lives by Nigerians because of the worsening insecurity in numerous elements of the nation, which additionally has untoward results on the well being care supply system.”
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