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C’River: Gov appeals to striking doctors says, ‘two wrongs don’t make a right’

THE governor of Cross River State, Bassey Otu, has urged the protesting Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) members to get back to saving lives as his administration will stop at nothing to get their kidnapped colleague home.

According to the governor’s chief press secretary, Emmanuel Ogbeche, Otu made the appeal while speaking to association members who were participating in a peaceful protest for the immediate and unconditional release of their member, Prof. Ekanem Philip Ephraim, who was abducted in Calabar.

“I want to plead that while we still continue to work for the release of your colleague, please let doctors do the best that they can to save lives, because your main call is to save lives.

“I want you to believe us that just like you, we are also very pained and we are pained that two wrongs will never make a right.

“A lot of things are happening in our hospitals and my administration is poised to ensure the enabling environment is created for you to carry out your statutory duties at all times.

“Nobody is happy that she was taken even for a day apart from the criminal elements. But we will continue to do everything possible to ensure her safe return to the confines of her family and the association,” the governor assured.

Additionally, the governor assured citizens that his government was collaborating closely with the various security agencies to significantly reduce, if not entirely eliminate, abduction in the state.

The governor also lauded the efforts and sacrifices made by medical professionals in the state, saying that his administration will not be deterred by the threats posed by those engaged in criminal activity.

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