ActionAid Nigeria wants FG to Bequeath Nigerians a World Class Hospital as Parting Gift
ActionAid Nigeria have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to build a world class medical facility similar to the ones he patronizes abroad for the country before vacating the office next year office.
Speaking during an event to commemorate the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day in Abuja, Mrs. Ene Obi, Director ActionAid Nigeria lamented the condition of health sector in the country.
Regretting also that the National Hospital, Abuja, which she noted, was mainly established to take care of the health needs of women and children had been Neglected, she called on President Muhammadu Buhari to bequeath a legacy of building a world class medical centre similar to those he patronises abroad for Nigerians before he leaves office.
“The National Hospital in Abuja was built for women and children but then had been abandoned. Subsequent governments of Nigeria have not dee
“A reporter went to Aso Clinic and when he came back from there, he said he now knows why the president does not use the Aso Clinic, why he runs abroad all the time.
“We call on President Muhammadu Buhari to build a world class, state of the art medical centre before he leaves government. A medical centre for the country, “she said.
She told participants at the event that: ”We are going into elections, some of you are coming from different parts of the country, engage your leaders. We are having general hospitals that are so archaic and they are paying attention to issues of security, what of the security for the Nigerian woman? They are producing humans. So, I call on the government of Nigeria to pay attention to health, to declare a state of emergency on the health sector in Nigeria, to pay attention to that environment.”