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Union tackles Imo on facilities concession

The Joint Sector Health Union and Association, Imo State chapter, Monday threatened to commence a legal action against the state government, if the law passed by the House of Assembly on concession of public health facilities in the state was not repealed immediately.

Chairman of the union, Dr. Darlington Akwukwu, speaking in Owerri, Imo State capital, on the import and implication of the law, said to have been assented to by Governor Rochas Okorocha, explained that it was a contravention of both the labour law and laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He said, “The whole idea of concession is to pave the way for foreign business magnates to invade the state for aggressive harvesting, collection and trafficking of embryo and eggs of young women and daughters of the state.”

The implication, according to him, is that the victims will turn into fowls without eggs to lay, with infertility becoming the order of the day when they go into marriage. “Whether, you call it embryo or foetus, these are human beings at various shapes of development, and our unborn babies will turn into commodities to be sold to Europe and America for money making, and posterity will not forgive us if we do not let the world know about this,” he said.

The union boss expressed shock that his members were kept in the dark and were not allowed to make input into such a sensitive issue before the law came on board. He, however, said the crusade against the obnoxious law should be carried out in such a manner that will bring positive outcome.

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