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The Minister in Ottawa

The Minister of Health speaking to Ottawa Canada courtesy of our High Commissioner to Canada, Amb Iyorwuese Hagher who endeavors to give Nigerians in Canada the opportunity to meet with their Ministers and other Government officials whenever they are in town, whether on official or private business.

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By Chikwe Ihekweazu

Chikwe Ihekweazu is an epidemiologist and consultant public health physician. He is the Editor of Nigeria Health Watch, and the Managing Partner of EpiAfric (, which provides expertise in public health research and advisory services, health communication and professional development. He previously held leadership roles at the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases and the UK's Health Protection Agency. Chikwe has undertaken several short term consultancies for the World Health Organisation, mainly in response to major outbreaks. He is a TED Fellow and co-curator of TEDxEuston.

2 replies on “The Minister in Ottawa”

Is the article complete? It is laudable gesture for our high commissioner to arrange this. However, it does mean Nigerians in Canada are actually better placed that those back home who have no access whatsoever to people supposedly serving them. What did the minister talk about?

What did the minister talk about? Priceless!!! I am concerned that our best is not good enough. We have another war in our country, our local and state governments have become mediocre but the minister puts it well, “it is not our fault. Sorry, I meant, it is not my problem but since IMO state has 90% immunization rate while others are hitting 10%”, you lot should just clap me out.

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