Dr Ben Okpa, the president General of Omi Ny’Igede, a sociocultural organization in Benue State, has urged his daughter, Dr Betty Okpa Abi, who has been inducted into the medical profession not to pursue money and leave Nigeria at the expense of the country.
Chief Dr Okpa spoke yesterday on the sidelines of the 9th induction/oath taking and admission ceremony for the 2023 Medical Graduands of the College of Health Sciences, Benue State University (BSU) Makurdi.
Okpa, a PhD holder in Microbiology, asserted that Medicine as a course is a calling which requires passion for the job advised his daughter to remain passionate, resolute and committed to the practice of her profession with or without money in order to save lives.
“There may be money, there may not be money, but the most important thing is that you are there to salvage the needs of human beings. You are there to attend to the needs of life, you are there to ensure that whether you have money or not, whether they wake you up in the middle of the night, you should be committed to saving lives”, he advised.
Dr Okpa described Betty’s successful induction into the noble profession as a dream come true because it had been her desire since childhood to become a Medical Doctor.
He commended her for not disappointing him for one day throughout her studies and wished her success in her career.
“She has never disappointed me throughout the course of her studies.
“Her life desire right from the beginning is to become a medical doctor. Today, in spite of all the obstacles on the way, she has been able to rationalize all the irrationable irrrationalities to the glory of God”, Okpa expressed joy.
The induction of forty one (41) students into the medical profession yesterday brought the total number to three hundred fifty seven (357) doctors so far produced by BSU since 2015.