By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) in Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Tuesday accused the Governor Abiola Ajimobi led administration in the state of not given priorities to peoples welfare.
Engineer Makinde in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan by his campaign office and signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade, declared that lack of priorities for people’s welfare ” is a major weakness of the current administration in the state.”
Racting to the pathetic plea of Resident doctors of the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, Engineer Makinde stressed that “the implications of starving medical doctors affects not only the doctors but more importantly, the vulnerable citizens who throng to public hospitals for treatment and care.”
According to Engineer Makinde, “owing medical doctors two years arrears and slashing their pay by half, at a time when a fresh loan of a whooping N47bn was being received, is a clear signal that priority is being given to so called ‘ juicy infrastructures’ to the detriment of sensitive sectors like health, with less than 4% allocation in the 2018 budget.”
The PDP governorship candidate in the statement added “such is the neglect of the Ladoke Akintola Teaching Hospital, it’s medical personnel and health sectors in general, that the over 200 medical doctors have been reduced to only 95 within a period of two years, with limited facilities and motivation”
the government that with every disillussioned medical doctor, hundreds of lives are at risk.
What a responsible government should do, he said, is to spare no efforts to ensure that the lives of the common man is not compromised and cannot be replaced with a