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Of Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurses, Lab Professionals in Unity and the growth of the medical sector in Nigeria

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Of Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurses, Lab Professionals in Unity and the growth of the medical sector in Nigeria

By: Bodunrin Kayode

Often times, when the society through the media criticizes some professionals, some accept and make amends but others don’t. One of those who have turned their backs against criticism in Nigeria are medical Doctors. In their conceited nature, one major kite they have refused to allow to fly in the hospital workspace is the acceptance of other medical professionals becoming Chief medical Directors. Asked why? The response is always that the matter is now “policy” since it was enacted by the late Professor Olikoye Ransom Kuti while he was Minister of Health.

Only medical doctors can head hospitals in Nigeria for now. A professor of nursing or Pharmacy can’t for now. That is obviously not the right thing to do in contemporary medical practice but who will tamper with the system to bring the desired unity?

From investigations, medical doctors are the only professionals who hardly want to accept corrections even when handling red tape realms like the civil service administration in Nigeria which is not their natural tuff. And one may wish to ask why this lingering resistance?

Investigations reveal that, it is so because that is the way some of them are wired from their different medical schools. Those that passed out before 1980 are worse in their conservative thoughts while those who graduated between 1980 and 1990 seem to have been injected with more quality milk of humanity than their predecessors. Those who graduated after 1990 are better placed in the business of give and take and would readily accept the philosophy of reaching at a middle point with other partners in the health sector. That is why the very Britain that colonized us have changed these old fashion thoughts long ago by allowing other medical professionals head their schools. Recently a Nigerian born Professor of Nanoscience ijeoma Uchegbu has been appointed as the 7th President of Wolfson College, a constituent College of the University of Cambridge. This is a trained pharmacist turned researcher yet she has been given the chance even as a woman to head such a prestigious institution. Nobody said it must be a medical doctor because they are the senior partners at the top of the echelon.

It is only a wrong indoctrination from ungodly Professors that would make a General Practitioner (GP) assume he is next to God. But those who were trained by godly Professors will always keep at the back of their minds that God is the final healer. That means if a patient gets better it’s not because of their dexterity, it’s 60 percent the God factor. Sadly because of the acceptance of myriad of questionable contemporary practices which challenges what is known in the Holy books that God created only two sexes and not three or four, a lot of GP’s are now forced to see life from an ungodly position.

Nigerian doctors are some of the best in the world and they can be tempted to be involved in different forms of ungodly transformation of their guinea pig which is human beings such that we now have more than two sexes in the world. Now we have another group that calls itself “transgender” and they practice all forms of ungodliness like what they call Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual and transgender (LGBT). For God’s sake how can you tell me you were born to practice lesbianism? Where is approved in the holy books?

Because some of them had wrong indoctrinations from their trainings as GP’s we now have some who worry less about humanity and focus more on dominance and the pecuniary gains of the profession. When they make mistakes and you criticize them, they become less tolerant of their critics especially the gentlemen of the media. They believe they know it all and the media should not try to teach them their jobs. They suffer mostly in the new media when they goof because it’s a wider world out there.

On the contrary this resistance to criticisms occur while a couple of Nigerian Generals have become more tolerant to critics in the conventional and new media. One would expect generals to be more sensitive to criticism but they are mostly ready to change when criticized for doing wrongs.

Some medical Doctors who involve in sharp practices like fixing of stolen body parts from the thief to a new recipient would not want to be told that they are collaborating with criminals. This is because they do not make mistakes. But when the military makes mistakes especially during operations, like what happened in Kaduna recently, they do apologize. The most guilty of medical professionals are those especially who work with non governmental organizations (NGOs). In the 80’s some of them came out of medical school with that unfortunate superiority complex. But from the 90’s, things began to change. We thank God we are beginning to have a new generation of doctors who will accept failure when we tell them they have failed in any aspect meant to save lives. And would be in a hurry to correct it. The medical profession has not crossed into the good government situation yet and we must state it in black and white. This is because it is time we move from the let-my-people-go category to a level of excellence and merit.

It’s time for the GP’s and consultants to leave their high offices and allow others to head the health facilities in a rotational manner if need be. That is the only way we would benefit as a people from the health sector whether at stable times or emergencies. Sticking to their guns all the time is disadvantageous to the very people they claim to want to save with their acquired knowledge.

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Yobe: Emir of Fika charges Journalists on fair reportage

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Yobe: Emir of Fika charges Journalists on fair reportage

By: Yahaya Wakili

His Royal Highness, the Emir of Fika. Chairman Yobe State Council of Chiefs and the National Convener of the Council of the Traditional Leaders of Africa, Alhaji Dr Muhammadu Ibn Abali Muhammad Idrissa, CFR, have implored the journalists in the state to be fair and just in all their reporting.

His Royal Highness disclosed this in a unique receipt organized by the correspondent chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Yobe State, at his palace in Potiskum.

“We must command journalists in Yobe State and in Nigeria in general, and you are a very important part of this society, and you have been playing your role, which sometimes is very ropey and sometimes is not easy, because you have to be critical of government activities.” he said.

“We are happy with you and your remarkable achievements in Yobe State, in particular, about the reporting of government activities on what is happening.

He charged the journalists to redouble their efforts and also said the truth: be equitable, be fair, so that is not always to be praising the government. When you are supposed to say the truth, say the truth, and he also urged them to be very fair and make remarkable achievements in Yobe State in your activities.

His royal father also implores the journalists to be fair and just in all their reporting so that when the government is wrongly saying it, when they are rightly saying it, I think you have been doing that.

“I think you have been doing well. We need to tell the government that we are living on a time bomb, and if it is exploited, we are all going to suffer. We have to appreciate the youth. 65% of the time, wherever you go, you see youth who are on drugs out of frustration.

Speaking earlier, the chairman of the correspondent’s chapel, Alhaji Ahmed I. Abba, ensured His Royal Highness that we are here to serve this state, and we sacrifice all we have for the state and for the palace.

“This palace has been home for us; we really appreciate your royal highness and the members of the palace; this is a unique reception we have never had anywhere; we will forever live to remember the reception we always have in this palace.” The chairman added.

He also assures his royal father that when he needs our support, we are ready to be available for your royal highness. He also sympathizes with the palace with the recent accident that just happened in Fika, as well as the recent accident that just happened in the same schools within the emirate.

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Nigeria Commiserates with Tanzania Over the Pssing of Former President Ali Hassan Nwinyi

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Nigeria Commiserates with Tanzania Over the Pssing of Former President Ali Hassan Nwinyi

By: Michael Mike

The Federal Government of Nigeria has commiserated with the Government and People of the United Republic of Tanzania over the passing of former President Ali Hassan Mwinyi.

The former President died on Thursday. He would be remembered as
an African Elder Statesman, who was an astute and influential politician that contributed significantly to laying the foundation for Tanzania’s economic development.

A statement signed by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Francisca Omayuli on Friday said: “Nigeria stands with Tanzania in this period of grief. May the soul of the departed former President rest in peace and may God grant the bereaved family, the Government and the good people of the United Republic of Tanzania the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”

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Youth are vital to sustainable peace, better Nigeria-Prof Usman to Youths

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Youth are vital to sustainable peace, better Nigeria-Prof Usman to Youths

By: Ladi Dapson

The Borno state government has charged the youths to take the lead in peace building,conflicts management and learn how to be tolerant in respective of faiths and ethicity coloration.

The State Commissioner for Information and Internal Security, Prof Usman Tar made this known during an inaugurating of 100 awardees of yoths as Peace Advocates in Borno State held in Maiduguri.

He urged the youths to take the advantages of their population in Nigeria just like the way China took the advantage of their population and bring some innovation to boast their economy.

“Today we inaugurating the young peace Ambassadors that we will be going into the society tricking down the capacity of peace building and tolerance that we have thought them.

“The outcome of this excise is that we now have critical young mind that will serve as ambassadors of peace go out and target specific community as well as teach the art of peace, conflict resolution, conflict management, peace building, and diplomacy.

“So that the society will be more tolerant, more engaging and society will learn to leave side by side with people of all faiths and tendency,”he said.

Earlier, the Founder of Peace Ambassadors Center for Humanitarian Aid and Empowerment, Amb. Ahmed Shehu said youths are critical stakeholders in peace processes, urging the people in the community to identify the youths in their community and give them the necessary support.

“As a civil society, we thought we have to play our role towards ensuring we have a stable society.

“What we observed in these efforts is that a critical element is missing. This is the youth groups and we thought why can’t we come up with an initiative where we build the capacity of the youth and make them youth advocates and unleash them to the society for peacebuilding.

“We carefully selected young people and voices across all sectors, from the media, CSOs and academia. Our dream is you would go back to the community and change the narratives,”Ahmed said.

He was awarded for a responsible media practice and promoting of a culture of peace.

One of recipients of the Peace Advocate Award and Social Media Influencer, Aliyu Mohammed Tong applauded the Peace Ambassadors Center for Humanitarian Aid and Empowerment and partners for finding them worthy of this award after a series of trainings and community engagements.

“As we accepted the award we equally took it as a challenge to positively make an impact in our various communities by stepping down the knowledge we gained on reintegration and sustainable peace.”Aliyu thanked.

Some of the recipients include Mohammed Usman, General Manager of Al-Ansar Radio; Usaman Mohammed, Report with Yerwa Express News; Umaru Kirawa, Correspondent of Newscentral Africa, Zainab Yetunde Adam, Reporter with NTA amongst.

The project was funded by the British Council in partnership with the Borno State Ministry for information and Internal Security and implemented by Peace Ambassadors Centre for Humanitarian Aid and Empowerment.

Youth are vital to sustainable peace, better Nigeria-Prof Usman to Youths

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