From Abuja by BELLO WAKILI
President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the sacrifices of 20 doctors reportedly killed by COVID-19, saying their welfare is a priority for his government.
According to a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President has sent his condolence to the Nigerian Medical Association over the death of the doctors due to the pandemic.
Reacting to the sacrifices made by the frontline medical workers, President Buhari said that “the death of the country’s frontline health workers in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic is particularly sad because these professionals risk their own lives in order to save others.
According to the President, Nigeria’s 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 their needs are met.
He noted that the health workers are operating under severe limitations, but they are undeterred in discharging their duties in saving lives.
Meanwhile, the President has also expressed his sadness over the demise of the Galadiman Lokoja, Chief Godwin Ajakpo, and the chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (Rtd), a former military Governor.