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Abacha Late Head of State was treated by unqualified Filipino doctors – Ovadje

Gen. Sani Abacha was the President of Nigeria from 1993 to 1998.

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(umubanyi.com)

Brig. Gen. Oviemo Ovadje (Rtd.) has revealed that unqualified Filipino doctors were invited to treat Late Gen. Sani Abacha.

Ovadje was the first African winner of the World Health Organization (WHO), Gold Award.

He said Abacha’s handlers called in the doctors because their services were cheap.

According to him, they rated them high so they could collect money from the government.

Ovadje said “Filipino doctors are not seen as expatriates. I wonder why German and English doctors were not invited.

“If the Presidency did not trust home grown doctors, why not even Nigerian doctors in Europe and America who are doing very well?

“The truth is that Filipino doctors were among the poorest paid medical doctors world over (earning $200 – $500/monthly at the time).

“Those working in public hospitals could earn very low wages; they rode bicycles in their countries.

“These doctors were brought in to attend to our Head of State as expatriates.

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“I am aware that they were rated highly, about $10,000/monthly but received $2,000/monthly, while our corrupt government officials shared the difference, which is what was in it for them; being the only reason for going for poorly trained doctors.

“I have always tried to help and contribute to our health care delivery system, but those of us not only gifted but also selfless enough to help are often blocked and refused access.

“Filipino doctors are not better than Nigerian doctors.”

Gen. Sani Abacha was the President of Nigeria from 1993 to 1998.

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