(1) Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, the apex body of Igbo Youths had waded into the unfortunate demise of a five-year-old pupil of the Immaculate Heart Conception, Uwalakande, Okpoitumo Autonomous Community, Izzi Local government, Ebonyi, Master Nwome, who was reported dead after some health workers from Offia Health Centre administered the dewormer, Albendazole, it’s a sad moment in Igbo land where fake and substandard drugs are administered without the consent of the parents, and this Ugly trend must stop, and South-East Governors should ban the health workers from public administering of drugs to children without the consent of the parents and relevant health authorities sanctioning such exercise,
As the outcome is capable of breaking down law and order in the South East,
As OYC had moved in to forestall any breakdown of law and order in Izzi Local government Ebonyi State by irate Youths.
(2) OYC had officially petitioned the South East Governor through Governor Dave Umahi and Federal Ministry of Health and NAFDAC on the unfortunate incident that claimed the life of a teenage boy, Master Nwome, who was reported dead immediately Offia Health Centre Workers administered the dewormer Albendazole to the deceased boy,
We want an investigation to begin in earnest, and the identities of Those Offia Health Centre Workers revealed and the medical Doctor who gave the directives to be revealed and the source of the dewormer Albendazole also revealed, and if those behind the act should be made to face the law to serve as a deterrent against future occurrence.
(3) OYC is worried about Such exercise and should be halt immediately to ensure that NAFDAC should protect the safety of the public against the killer dewormer Albendazole,
We wish to alert Igbo parents not to allow their wards to take any pills or killer dewormer Albendazole, without proper directives of a certified Medical Doctor, We expect Gov Dave Umahi to launch proper investigation through His health Commissioner or Aides to ascertain the root of these allegations and forestall future occurrence.
Signed: Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide