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Abia Govt, Cancer Goggles Inventor To Partner

Posted: Sep 17, 2015 at 12:13 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


Abia State government is planning to partner with

the inventor of cancer goggles, Dr Samuel Achilefu to establish his presence in the state.

Achilefu, who is from Osaa Ukwu, Obingwa council of Abia State, is a Professor of Radiology, Biochemical Engineering and Surgery, Washington University, St Louis Missouri, USA.

According to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia is ready to afford Achilefu the opportunity he may need to establish in the state, maintaining that the state would be willing to give him a place to establish his laboratory or for the mass production of his machines.

“Abia is proud of his achievements as he has done the state proud, the state will leverage on on his global image as an inventor”.

The governor stated that Abia was endowed as radiologists were few and would not want the opportunity of Dr Achilefu accomplishments to be lost on the state and appealed to him to bring something home.


He further promised to upgrade facilities at any of the hospitals he may choose assuring him of adequate security and regular power supply.

The governor further said that the government needs people like him to drive the health initiative and congratulated him for producing a machine to determine and differentiate between cancer cells.

Responding, Achilefu said that the covernor’s calling on those in the Diaspora to invest at home prompted him to return home to thank him and see things for himself.