- President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the tragic demise of 20 Nigerian medical doctors
- In a condolence message to the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Buhari saluted the sacrifices of the medical personnel
- Recall that the FCT NMA chairman, Enema Amodu said the late doctors contracted COVID-19 in the course of treating infected patients
Nigeria's President Muhammdu Buhari has expressed sadness over the recent death of not less than 20 medical doctors from coronavirus, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng had reported that the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) confirmed that no fewer than 20 medical doctors died of COVID-19 in the last one week.
This sad news was broken by the NMA chairman in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Enema Amodu, at a briefing on Friday, December 25, in Abuja.
In a condolence message to the medical association through his senior media aide Garba Shehu, the president saluted the sacrifices of the doctors, adding that their welfare was a priority to his administration.
President Buhari who made this known in a statement issued on Saturday, December 26, also noted that the death of health workers in the battle against the raging pandemic is sad.
He went on to state that their death was regretful because they risk their own lives in order to save others.
While saying that Nigerian health workers operate under severe limitations, Buhari added that they are undeterred in discharging their duties in saving lives.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the country would soon get rid of the novel coronavirus if people can have faith in God.
The former governor of Lagos state urged Nigerians to let kindness reign as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Tinubu, in a Christmas message he issued on Thursday, December 24, in Lagos, also admonished Nigerians to place in their hearts and minds the commitment to be more tolerant and less judgmental of their fellow beings.
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