Medical practitioners and researchers in Nigeria have been tasked on intensifying efforts into finding a cure for the Ebola Virus Disease and other deadly diseases rather than waiting on other developed countries for solution.
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state made the call at the graduation ceremony of the 6th set of Imo State University medical doctors held 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.
“I believe that you can provide the information and you can do it. Determination can make everything possible,” he said in a speech delivered at the graduation ceremony.
The Governor 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.