Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State says if elected president he will overhaul Nigeria’s health sector with competitive and timely remuneration for health workers being top priority.
Mr Bello was speaking through his Special Assistant on Youths and Students, Ahmadu Jibril, on Saturday during the Nigerian Medical Students’ Association (NIMSA) International Health Summit 2021 at the Baze University, Abuja.
“For any country to function, three sectors are very key; One is the health sector, second is the education sector and third is the security sector.
“As a governor, he has been able to manage COVID-19 pandemic in a very miraculous way that we did not die as it was assumed it will be.
“As a governor he has been able to construct three ultra-modern hospitals, as a governor he is working on establishing the largest diagnostics Center in Nigeria, in West Africa.
“If as a governor he has improved and increased the salaries and wages of our medical doctors in the State, how much more should we expect if he answers the clarion call of Nigerians.
“My governor has identified the three cardinal ways we can improve on the quality of health of the nation.
“One is the manpower, I stand bold to say that Kogi is one of the states paying Medical Doctors’ salaries in the country.
“Secondly, is infrastructure. My governor out of his love and passion for the healthcare sector, has established three ultramodern hospitals, we call it reference hospitals across the three senatorial districts.
“And the insurance policies that enables civil servants enjoy medical services. These are part of the things we have been enjoying in Kogi State,” Mr Bello said.