Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, has tasked medical practitioners and researchers in the country to intensifying efforts in finding a lasting solution for the cure of Ebola Virus Disease and other deadly diseases.
Okorocha said that rather than waiting on other developed countries for solution, we should rise up to the occasion by the solution internally.
He made the appeal at the graduation ceremony of the 6th set of Imo State University medical doctors held recently at the University Teaching Hospital auditorium, Orlu.
“This Nation is in shock of Ebola and Ebola has become a thing of concern. In fact every Nigerian now is worried. Some people no longer shake hands because of the fear of Ebola. The time has come when we must never wait for the western world to held us get the cure for Ebola,” he said
The governor said that he strongly believes that the graduating medical doctors can provide the required information on EVD. He asked them to be determined and make everything possible.
He said his administration in the last three years had contributed immensely to the development of the Medical school and would not relent in providing the needed infrastructural and medical research equipments to the institution so as to produce best crop of medical students.
While congratulating the 56 graduates the Governor promised a cash gift of 500 thousand Naira to the overall best graduating student in Medicine and Surgery, Miss Olaedo Izuagba and also offered her an automatic employment with the state government upon completion of her Housemanship.