Leave Ethnic Sentiments, Politics And Support The Prof Who Found Cure For HIV/AIDS.... Ohaneze Ndigbo Calls On The Federal Govt
Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has pleaded with the Federal Government to shake-off sentiments and ethnic prejudice to assist Prof. Maduike Ezeibe, senior lecturer at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umuahia, Abia State, who recently revealed he discovered the cure for HIV/ AIDS.
Nnia Nwodo, in a statement by the National Deputy Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chuks Ibegbu, decried the division of Nigerian examplified in a situation “where research findings in Nigeria are ethnicised rather than critically investigated with a view to ascertaining its veracity. That act discourages research and discoveries.
“Rather than vilify the hard working Dr Ezeibe, the Federal Government, through appropriate agencies, should investigate his claims and authenticate it or disprove it using all known modern scientific methods.”
While calling for the intervention of the National Assembly into the issue, Nwodo recalled that “in other climes, researchers are supported and not discouraged. HIV/AIDS is ravaging many African countries and if Professor Ezeibe’s discovery is factual, then it is goodbye to one of the ravaging human calamities in the world.”
Nwodo did not end without calling for the restructuring of Nigeria as well as the creation of more states and local government areas in Igboland.