Ifedolapo Oladepo: Another tragedy highlighting Nigeria’s ‘woesomeness’


From reports and reading from last-minute accounts, the brainy and beautiful lady Corp member who died few days into the Kano NYSC camp, did pass away due to officials’ carelessness and neglect, and also due to lack of a truly functional and truly “Hippocratic” medical emergency set up in the Kano area.

According to an account, no Doctor was on ground to give her exigent attention at the Gwazo General hospital, after she had suffered an anaphylaptic reaction from the treatment she was given at the Camp’s clinic.

Ifedolapo Oladepo was a first class honors graduate in Transport Management from the Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso.

This is a news that saddens much. That lady is dead. Dead. The sadder truth is that, this saddening example is one out of the many cases of avoidable deaths in our country.

Nigeria is how old again? 55? ….56? …and we DO NOT have a Health structure that boasts 50% life-saving mite.

For every 1 life saved “camel-through-the-needle-eye” in our health institutions, we can’t be sure that 10 don’t die avoidably.

Crazily enough, if you know what most Nigerian Doctors go through to stay sane and do the little they do….I repeat, if you know what most Nigerian Doctors go through to stay sane and do the little they do…..hmmmn, I have no words.

Recently in her one of her posts, a Facebook user and senior friend of mine, Mummy Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, opined that whatever is wrong with Nigeria, that has made it a textbook definition of Chaos theory and bucolic cataclysm, is “not ordinary eye”, adding that, if need be, we must go beg and seek forgiveness at the grave(s) of the dead, whose unjust deaths might have placed a damning curse on this country.

Well, can we start at Ifedolapo Oladepo‘s grave?

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