- A popular Nigerian doctor, Obiora Chukwuka, has explained how he became a successful medical practitioner
- Chukwuka said he nearly died at the age of 5 when he had hepatitis ailment, saying that God used the Red Cross Society to save his life
- According to him, he developed an intense love for society as he said their action was a service to God and humanity
Lagos - Obiora Chukwuka, the owner of a popular malaria drug in Nigeria, Lonart, has said that his hepatitis ailment at 5-year-old drove him into the medical line while growing up.
In an exclusive chat with Legit.ng's regional reporter, Adewunmi Adeoye, the medical practitioner explained that he and so many other children had ailments but God used Red Cross Society for them and they were all treated.
While expressing his gratitude to God, he explained that he developed an intense love for Red Cross Society as their action was a service to God and humanity.
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The chairman, Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Limited, stated that this consequently made his pledge to be a member of the Red Cross as he grew older in order to serve others, even as he worked effectively to meet the needs of students’ healthcare while in school.
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“Then, I was five years old and suffered hepatitis which was severe. So many children like me had various ailments too and that was during the civil war in 1968.
“But, God used the Red Cross members who worked so hard to treat all the children including me and the majority of us were saved. After I was treated, I developed much love for Red Cross Society as I saw their action as a service to God and humanity.
“This led to my promise to be a member of the Red Cross as I grew older so that I can serve others. I worked so effectively in my school as a member of the Red Cross, trying as much as I could to meet the needs of students’ healthcare and this formed the vision to build Greenlife Pharmaceuticals.”
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