President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolence message to the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) over the death of 20 doctors from COVID-19.
President Buhari who saluted the sacrifices of the 20 doctors reportedly killed by the novel virus, said their welfare was a priority to his government.
The president, in a statement issued on Saturday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, in reaction to the sacrifices made by frontline medical workers, said: “The death of our 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 him, “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 their needs are met.”
Buhari further said: “Our health workers are operating under severe limitations, but they are undeterred in discharging their duties in saving lives.
“Let me say without any fear of contradiction that no reward is too much for the sacrifices of our health workers in the country, and this administration will give their welfare the priority it deserves.”
In the same vein the president also voiced sadness over the deaths of the Galadiman Lokoja, Chief Godwin Ajakpo, and the Chairman of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (Rtd.).