December 11, 2023

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Why I won’t travel abroad for treatment, Wike boasts

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has boasted he will not travel abroad for treatment because all equipment he needs for examinations and treatment are available in the Government House Port Harcourt.

Wike also urged the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) not to politicise approved quota for Medical and Dental Schools in Nigeria.

The Governor spoke when the accreditation team of the MDCN to the Rivers State University College of Medical Sciences paid him a courtesy call at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

According to him: “It is unfortunate where we are. I don’t want to comment on people who are traveling for medical check. I have not travelled for the past two years.
“If we have all these things here why do we have to travel? We have all it takes to provide it. Why will I go out to do my check (overseas) when I have all the facilities in Government House?

“I don’t need it. Everything that is required for me to undergo any test is here. The resources we have it. Why can’t we provide it for our people?”


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