The All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Lagos, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has charged the Nigerian Medical Association and its members to improve healthcare delivery in Lagos through dedication to duty and professionalism.
Mr. Sanwo-Olu made the charge in Lagos during a visit by Nigerian Medical Association and affiliated medical professionals groups paid a courtesy call on him at his Campaign Office in Ikoyi led by the Chairman, Dr. Saliu Oseni.
The APC guber candidate assured the association of his readiness to work with medical professionals to improve healthcare delivery system in Lagos State. He added that the NMA and other groups should encourage their members to vote for him so that their good desires for a functional health sector that is accessible and affordable will come to reality.
“We have a comprehensive plan to integrate primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare institutions in Lagos in a way that the 3 layers’ function very well and meet the expectations of Lagosians. This is why I want to appeal to you to vote for APC. I have a family relationship with you as my wife is one of your members. Please support us to win this election and you can be sure I will work to meet your expectations.”
Sanwo-Olu praised the medical doctors for always demonstrating professionalism and said his administration will seek to create an environment where medical professionals will be comfortable enough to live and work in Lagos state.
Dr. Oseni who led the delegation in his presentation talked about the need for improvement in healthcare infrastructure in government owned facilities and continuous training of medical personnel adding that the association is desirous of a direct relationship with the state and pleaded that the ethical side of the profession should not be politicized.
The NMA National Chairman urged Sanwo-Olu if he became the Governor of the state to crackdown on quackery in the state and to look closely at the state health insurance scheme.
In the same vein, Dr. Omowunmi Bakare, President of Medical Women Association of Nigeria told Mr. Sanwo-Olu that when he becomes Governor of Lagos the issues of women and children’s health must be taken more seriously.
Other associations that came with the Nigerian Medical Association include Medical Women Association of Nigeria, the Medical Guild and Association of General Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria.
Buhari Removes Executive Secretary Of TETFund
President Muhammadu Buhari has removed Dr. Abdullahi Baffa as Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund.
He has been replaced by a former ES of the agency, Prof Suleiman Bogoro.
Dr. Baffa’s removal is with immediate effect. No reason has been given for Baffa’s removal. Prof. Bogoro has resumed office.
There was mild jubilation at the headquarters of the agency this morning in Abuja.
State of Osun: Osun engages six SANs to tackle activist lawyer
Faced by uncertainty of the likely outcome of the appeal it filed against the high court judgment which declared the use of “State of Osun” as illegal, the state government has engaged six Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) as counsels to handle the matter.
Justice Yinka Afolabi of the Osun State High Court sitting in Ilesa has on December 14, 2017 declared as unconstitutional “State of Osun” in a suit filed by an activist lawyer, Barr. Kanmi Ajibola against the enactment of a law tagged “State of Osun Land Use Tax Law”.
Besides, the same judge struck out the stay of execution application of the judgment filed by the state government on December 4, 2018 for lack of dilligent prosecution thereby reestablishing the fact that the persistence use of “State of Osun” remained illegal.
But Barr. Ajibola who is also the Chairman, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ilesa Branch filed a fresh suit at the State High Court by dragging the governor, Adegboyega Oyetola and his deputy, Benedict Alabi to court for taking their oaths as governor and deputy governor of “State of Osun” and not of Osun State during their swearing-in of November 27, 2018.
Ajibola who filed a 28-paragraph affidavits along with his originating summons on Thursday, December 27, 2018 asked the court among other things to set aside the swearing-in of thedefendants as governor and deputygovernor of “State of Osun” as illegal, unconstitutional, null and void.
The lawyer asked to court to determinean interpretative inference from the State (Creation and Transitional Provision) Act, Annotated Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2014 and the oath of office of the Governor of a state contained in the Seventh Schedule of the 1999 Constitution whether what the Constitution created is the “State of Osun”.
According to him, maybe by the community reading of the same act andthe 1999 constitution with its schedules and the case of Aregbesola vs. Oyinlola (2010) LPELR – 3805 (CA) whether the 1st Defendant is the “Governor of State of Osun”.
In a swift move, six SANs announced to the Court of Appeal in Akure that they have taken over the case which was earlier being handled by the office of the State Attorney-General (AG) and the Ministry of Justice.
The SANs expected to handle the case are Chief Akin Olujimi, John Baiyeshea, Abiodun Owonikoko, Abiodun Layonu, Dayo Akinlaja and Chief Yomi Alliyu.
Reacting, Barr. Ajibola stated that plaintiffs in any matter have the liberty in the choice of who to use as his lawyer, adding that the state government “knows that the decision of the appeal court will have a weighty impact” on his fresh suit, hence the decision to angage senior lawyers.
“But I am ready for them. We are all going to speak on the point of law. What I know is that State of Osun cannot stand anywhere. We will all know the truth very soon.”, he added.
Breakingnews: PDP Presidential Candidate Off to USA
The Boss can authoritatively reveal that Former Vice President and People’s Democratic Party ( PDP) Presidential Candiadate left for the United States of America from Lagos, Nigeria’ commercial capital.
The news that Atiku is on his way to the United States has caught politicians especially those in the opposition napping and we gathered from reliable sources that calls have been going back and forth to confirm what will certainly be the game changer that will give the PDP campaign a huge boost.
Our sources revealed that Atiku left from George Hotel, Ikoyi with his entourage and was decked in pair of chinos and T-shirt, he also dorned a sport jacket and looked very trendy.
More detail later
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