Teddy Nwanunobi, Abuja
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday condoled with the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), over the death of six senior Medical Doctors in an auto crash along the Abuja/Kaduna expressway.
The doctors were said to be on their way to attend the 56th Annual Conference and General Delegates meeting of NMA in Sokoto.
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, commiserated with the government and people of Ekiti State, the national leadership of the NMA, the Ekiti State Chapter of the body and the immediate families of the deceased over the sad incident.
He stated that the six Doctors and the driver lost their lives in active service to humanity and noted that their contributions to the wellbeing of mankind and commitment towards a healthy society will not be forgotten.
Saraki said: “The tragic demise of these noble citizens is no doubt a big blow to the medical profession in the country and the world at large.
“As a medical doctor, I am particularly pained that six of my professional colleagues met their untimely death and others were injured in an accident on their way to a conference where they were meant to confer alongside their other colleagues, review the state of healthcare delivery in the country, exchange ideas, and possibly strategize on how to deploy their new knowledge to improve medical practice in the country. This is one mishap too many,” he said.
The Senate President prayed God to grant speedy recovery to the injured Doctors to enable them resume their normal life and to continue to render immeasurable service to the country.
Dr. Saraki also prayed the Almighty God to give the bereaved families, relations and the entire members of the NMA the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.