World Igbo Congress To Build $50 Million World Class Hospital

By KayCee August 12, 2014 12:13

As part of efforts to end the medical tourism embarked on by Nigerians to India and other third world countries, the World Igbo Congress (WIC) is set to build a first class American Hospital, valued at over $50 million in Nigeria.

To this end, the congress has concluded plans to launch the American Hospital as part of efforts marking the 20th anniversary of the convention of the congress in Houston Texas, United States of America, from August 28 to September 2.

According to a statement signed by Acho Orabuchi, the Director of Publicity of WIC, the event will be graced by top Igbo businessmen and women, captains of industry, technocrats and the intelligencia.

“We are committed to facilitating the building of a medical centre of excellence in Nigeria; this project was considered extremely necessary due to the collapse of medicare in Nigeria, resulting in unprecedented medical tourism by well-off Nigerians, and the very high death rate among the masses.

“The WIC is better equipped to embark on this project and tackle this issue because of her advantage in organising qualified medical practitioners from the Diaspora.

His words: “the first initiative is a pragmatic effort by Ndigbo in the Diaspora to end medical tourism to India and other third world countries, which has led to the death of many Nigerians.

“The World Igbo Congress remains the most authoritative voice of Igbos in the Diaspora. It comprises Igbos in Rivers, Delta, and the other South Eastern states of Nigeria.

“The President of the body, Prof Joe Nze Eto, uses this medium to appeal to Ndigbo to support this worthy initiative for the good of all Igbos and Nigerians alike. We invite Nigerians to work with us to make this project happen,” he declared.



By KayCee August 12, 2014 12:13