Updated: February 28, 2021
Twenty Nigerian doctors have reportedly been killed by COVID-19, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday, adding that “their welfare is a priority for his government.”
“President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the sacrifices of 20 doctors reportedly killed by COVID-19,” spokesman Garba Shehu said in a statement, adding that the President has “sent his condolences to the Nigerian Medical Association over the death of the doctors due to the pandemic.”
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“The death of our front line health workers in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic is particularly sad because these professionals risk their own lives in order to save others,” the Nigerian leader said.
According to him, “our health workers are making maximum sacrifices for the country in line with their humanitarian calling, and this administration will leave no stone unturned in order to ensure their needs are met.”
Buhari noted that “our health workers are operating under severe limitations, but they are undeterred in discharging their duties in saving lives.”
“Let me say without any fear of contradiction that no reward is too much for the sacrifices of our health workers in the country, and this administration will give their welfare the priority it deserves,” President Buhari added.