- A Nigerian lady, Mary Ozuruonye Agholor, has spoken on the need to celebrate nurses because of the significant function they perform
- Mary revealed she wants to tell people that preventive health is important as a way to better the lives of people
- The nurse said that she was one of the outstanding nurses in the world recognised by international medical organisations in collaboration with WHO
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A Nigerian female nurse, Mary Ozuruonye Agholor, has set out to disabuse the minds of many who think only people with poor mental ability go into the profession.
In an interview with the BBC News Pidgin, the lady said after realising that there is more to being a nurse, she went into teaching people about preventive health.
To do that, Mary, an indigene of Delta state, started an online radio station that she uses for such a purpose.
She added that preventive health helps to increase life expectancy and also makes people detect any illness fast enough.
Mary disclosed that she has taken her medical outreach to rural areas, churches, and mosques in order to spread information about the advantages of preventive health.
The passionate nurse said that the reason why she went into broadcast media is because she wants to stop the bad portrayal of nurses.
Watch her full interview below:
Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions to the video below:
"The only impression I have heard about some nurses are that they are wicked...But kudos ma’am you’re doing well, thank you for giving back to the society."
"That’s not true. Madam you are the only one that thinks that way about nurses. I always liked at them as responsible and reputable people. Please get your facts right."
"Unintelligent people with nothing to offer have a way of disrespecting people’s hardwork....nurses are heroes."
"Massive congratulations to you, your career, initiative and your radio outreach. The sky is starting point. Keep doing what you know best. And God bless your mightily... Amen."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian nurse with the Twitter handle @AmaluFuchi joined a growing list of Nigerians seeking greener pastures abroad.
In a tweet on Monday, January 4, Fuchi bade Nigeria goodbye, saying the evil the country has done is finally over.
The lady posted two photos showing her at an international airport. In the second frame, she wore a facemask as she posed in the lounge.
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Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at Legit.ng. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.