The Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Mike Omeri has said that the Agency plans to confer Citizens Responsibility Recognition Award on Gov. Idris Wada of Kogi State over his refusal to be flown abroad for medical treatment following his involvement in a car crash recently.
Mr. Omeri said: “In line with NOA’s campaign to encourage Nigerians to patronize our local health facilities, NOA intends to confer Gov. Idris Wada with this award”.
He called on all Nigerians to imbibe the culture of receiving treatments locally, saying Gov. Wada’s action stood-out and demonstrated to Nigerians the capacity of our medical sector, adding that his action was worthy of emulation by Nigerians.
In a latter to Gov. Wada, Mr. Mike Omeri said “We are delighted by your action which will encourage more Nigerians to patronize our local health facilities”.
The NOA boss who asked all Nigerians to pray for Gov. Wada’s quick recovery after his surgery following the crash, also condoled with the families who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate accident.
Gov. Wada was involved in a car crash on December 30, 2012 while returning to Lokoja from Ayangba and was treated at Cedar Crest Hospital, Abuja.
The Agency has been consistent in recognizing the nationalistic disposition of citizens by presenting them with its “Citizens Responsibility Recognition Award” with a token sum of N30,000.00.