By PaT UTOMI
IRONIES litter the landscape. Newspapers chose to emphasise the back of the president as he climbed aboard the presidential jet to go for another medical check-up abroad.
Many are still pondering if meaning was desired in the symbolism of turning the back at a distraught people battling an inchoate economy and ever-present threat to life and property.
At about the same time of the President’s medical travel, the US National ConsumerAdvisory Board was naming a Nigerian, Prof. Iyalla Elvis Peterside, one of the best physicians in the US. And the Presiden’s Minister of State, Timpre Sylva, was announcing the approval of $1.5 billion to refurbish the unrefurbishable, the Port Harcourt Refinery.
An angry Atedo Peterside who is heading the President’s Committee to plan our future declared the $1.5bn could build 12 world class hospitals in Nigeria. From my quiet corner I could imagine at least 200 Nigerian doctors as good as Iyalla Peterside,…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper