A member of the Home of Representatives Sola Fatoba has stated Nigerians haven’t any motive to journey overseas for medical assist, owing to monumental assets accessible to construct the sector.
The lawmaker who represents Ado/Irepodun/Ifelodun federal constituency of Ekiti State, additionally described as apt and expedient, the agitations by Nigerians for a state Police and legislative autonomy for states, saying the duo are crucial to the nation’s socio-political and financial improvement.
The All Progressives Congress(APC) lawmaker, spoke in Ado Ekiti on Thursday whereas commissioning N450 million value of initiatives he constructed and donated as democracy dividends to his constituency.
Fatoba stated a few of his initiatives centred on well being and schooling due to the excessive precedence positioned on the 2 pivotal sectors by residents of Ekiti State.
Talking in opposition to the backdrop of the rampancy of medical tourism in Nigeria, Fatoba stated it’s excessive time the nation constructed the well being sector to a regular that might deal with all illnesses, slightly than trooping to different nations to construct their economies at our personal expense.
He stated: “Medical tourism is among the issues I condemn in totality. Nigerian forefathers didn’t try this. We are able to’t proceed to kill our personal well being sector and be trooping to a different man’s lands to construct their economies.
“Have a look at what Chief Afe Babalola(SAN) did in Afe Babalola College with the multi-system hospital. Persons are coming from throughout Nigeria to hunt medical remedies there. These are issues that must be taking place in our state and our nation.
”If Our folks may give APC the possibility to serve Ekiti past the tenure of Governor Kayode Fayemi in 2022, our get together will encourage extra investments within the well being sector that can assist the residents of Nigeria”.
Throwing his weight behind the agitations for State Police, Fatoba stated the extent of insecurity within the nation has gone past what the federal equipment can unilaterally sort out and bring to an end.
“What we’re witnessing now concerning the extent of insecurity is a part that can quickly cross. However We should always not go away our safety within the palms of the federal government. The criminals will not be spirits. If you’re ready for the federal government in Abuja or Ekiti to know what is going on in your domains, then we’ll all fail in that regard of getting the safety of lives and property.
“That’s the reason we’re all supporting constitutional amendments for the creation of state police. The nation is ripe to have state police and the Nationwide Meeting has been backing this agitation”, he said.
The lawmaker added that monetary autonomy, which has prompted unrest and strikes throughout the 36 states of the federation was proper, saying the measure would assist in deepening the nation’s democracy if finally granted.
“One of many issues that now we have been supporting on the Nationwide Meeting is full independence of the legislative arm. The Nationwide has theirs and the state too should take pleasure in similar.
“Although, there was relative independence of this arm in some states, however not by way of funds. I’ll lend my voice to it that states should have full autonomy for his or her legislature, anytime the problem is delivered to the Nationwide Meeting for consideration”.