Our attention has been drawn to the sad news of the loss of Dr Caleb Anya in New York, USA. According to information available to us, Dr Anya, a medical practitioner of Abia origin, was at the frontlines of the fight against coronavirus and was infected in the course of tending to others and lost his precious life to it.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, the Government and entire people of our state mourn with the family, friends and relations of the late Dr Anya as well as the people of Ohafia where he hails from.
His loss reminds us of the risk health workers in our state and globally take daily to protect the rest of us and we use this opportunity to once more salute their courage and sense of sacrificial service to others. Our prayer is that the Almighty God will continue to protect all of them even as we all work harder daily to provide those at the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases with necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep them safe
May the soul of Dr Caleb Anya and others who have lost their lives in this pandemic rest in the bosom of the Lord.
Chief John Okiyi Kalu
Honorable Commssioner for Information, Abia State