The Minister of State for health Senator Dr. Adeleke Mamora has described Barr. Mrs Ngozi Ekeoma as a woman of Integrity.
The Minister stated this while commissioning the 50 Bed ultra modern isolation center built and donated to the state by concerned Abia Professionals.
This project which was initiated by Mrs Ekeoma was built within a record time of 47 days inside the federal medical centre in the capital is fully equipped with a molecular laboratory for the testing and treatment of covid-19 patients and other related ailments.
Senator Dr. Adeleke Mamora, while lauding the synergy between the Federal and State Goverments, Abians in the Diaspora and other professionals for coming together to support government through selfless services, thanked all that contributed to the success of the project along with the CMD of FMC Umuahia, Dr Onyebuchi Azubuike, for his efforts in making the new center a reality.
In the words of the minister, “our sister Ngozi is a woman of integrity, that is why all these people trusted her and keyed into this project…I want to urge her not to relent because there are other areas where this synergy that has seen this center built, will also be needed.”
Also speaking, the Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, represented by the Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, also commended the initiator of the Abia Care Center project, Mrs Ngozi Ekeoma, and her team, for the work they have done in establshing the project in the State and assured that Government will do everything in its power to assist FMC Umuahia to ensure that the facility is put into good use. Applauding private and public organizations that have supported the state in the fight against the virus, the Governor also commended the frontline workers who made sacrifices to ensure that the people of the state were protected from the virus.
In their remarks, the Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District. Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe and Member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency, Chief Sam Onuigbo, described the project as a reminder of the need for Abians to be patriotic and put Abia frist in whatever they do as well as be passionate about her development. They commended the commitment of members of concerned Abia Professionals in delivering the project.
Also Speaking, the Director General, Nigerian Center for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu said the successful commissioning of the new Abia Care Center for Covid-19 patients and those of other diseases exemplified the true spirit of Abians rallying round their State irrespective of political differences for the common good of the people.
Earlier, in her address, the initiator of the Abia Care Center, Barr. Mrs. Ngozi Ekeoma said she was led to undertake the project sited in FMC Umuahia in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for Abians and all to give back to the society by being patriotic, and lauded all that contributed to the success of the project which will serve as a benchmark for the replication of more of such projects in the State.
Highlight of the occasion included the commissioning and signing of MOU between Concerned Abia Professionals and FMC Umuahia.