Anglican Calls On Nigeria To Reform Its Health Sector

By Auwal Mohammed

Nigeria’s Minister of Health Isaac Folorunso Adewole

Nigeria Diocese of the Anglican Communion Gombe State northeast of the country has appealed to Federal Government to embark on a holistic reformation of the health sector by providing modern medical equipment as a way of reducing medical tourism of Nigerians to foreign countries.

They made the call in the communiqué after its sixth synod which ended at the Christ Anglican Church Gombe, and signed by Bishop of the Diocese, Rt. Reverend Henry Ndukuba, and made available to Journalists in Gombe.

He urged Nigeria to take the issue of enhancement of welfare packages of medical Doctors as a matter of national importance, adding that doing this would reduce industrial action and brain drain that has bedevilled the health sector of the country.

The communiqué also called on the Government to entrench true federalism by reflecting federal character in appointments and revenue allocation to different tiers of government.

It called for the restructuring of the country to ensure equity, unity and progress to assuage the incessant calls for secession and militancy in almost all parts of the country.

On the current strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), it said the federal Government should as a matter of urgency resolve all the lingering issues pertaining the strike to avoid jeopardizing the future of Nigerian students.

It also spoke on the increasing calls for the upward review of minimum wage by workers saying “the minimum wage of eighteen thousand naira is no longer realistic in the face of present economic situation in the country, it therefore calls on the Federal Government to constitute a committee for the purpose of upward review of the minimum wage”.

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