By Egbe Attah
Enugu State Medical Students Association (ESMSA), has honoured Senator Abba Moro with Award of Excellence, in recognition of his positive impact towards health sector development and tremendous impact in infrastructural and human capital development in Benue South Senatorial District.
The Voice learnt that while speaking on behalf of the delegation, the President of the association, Ekwueme Chinaza Ndubuisi, said they had watched from afar Sen. Moro’s developmental efforts, especially in the health sector, and felt obliged to come and honour him.
He held that the senator’s Bill seeking the establishment of the Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo, his health centres across the senatorial district, his human-capital developmental efforts and all that he has been doing for his people and Nigerians at large eminently qualified him for the recognition.
Ekwueme maintained that they were pleased with Sen. Moro and urged him not to be distracted but keep working for humanity.
A statement by Moro’s Media Aide, James Amedu accessed by The Voice on Thursday quotes the senator as saying he wondered why and how students would come all the way from Enugu State to honour him.
“From afar you noticed my humble efforts in the health sector and infrastructural development.
“I’m humbled by this honour and I must thank you so sincerely,” the statement adds.
The lawmaker hinted that he had plans to build a medical centre in each of the nine local government areas of Benue South, stressing that he had already constructed two, in Okpokwu and Ado, and construction of additional two, in Ohimini and Oju, to commence soon.
He also revealed that he was talking to a consortium to build a 400-bed medical facility with all the paraphernalia of a standard hospital in Benue South, to attend to serious medical needs of his people.
Sen. Moro, charged the young medical students to believe in Nigeria and ensure they graduate well to fill the widening gap being created by lack of qualified medical personnel in the country orchestrated by mass exodus of medical practitioners out of the country.