Thursday, November 13, 2008
EMMANUEL OKPEDE:- A NIGERIAN SENATOR, DEAD FOR LACK OF OXYGEN!
Senator Emmanuel Okpede, the Special Adviser on Political Matters to the President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator David Mark (pictured here) is dead. The late senator who represented Nasarawa Central Senatorial District of Nasarawa State, died shortly after complaining of chest pain arising from respiratory difficulty. The late Senator had on Wednesday afternoon gone to a hospital for a check up, before retiring that evening. Subsequently, his health condition took a turn for the worse and he was rushed to a medical base for treatment. Upon examination at the medical facility, it was discovered that his blood-pressure was very high and that he would require oxygen-infusion treatment, which unfortunately was not available. Icheokudotcom now comments as follows:- the death of anybody is regrettable and that of a Nigerian Senator is not an exception. However, the death of this Senator once again underscores the dilapidated state of medical care in Nigeria. If a Nigerian senator could die because there was no oxygen-infusion treatment, then imagine what ordinary citizens of Nigeria are going through on a daily basis, trying to tough it out, in a country which has no soul and which does not care much about her ordinary citizens. Now that a senator has fallen through the crack of a comatose medical-care in Nigeria, which he could have helped to fix if only he knew that he will not have enough time to fly abroad for treatment; maybe the Nigerian authorities will now do something to fix a broken health-care system?
Once again, while consoling the family of the deceased, Icheokudotcom calls on the authorities in Nigeria to see the death of Senator Emmanuel Okpede as a wake-up call to revamp horrible medical-care facilities in Nigeria as a matter of utmost necessity. May the soul of Senator Emmanuel Okpede rest in peace!