By Azeez Ridwan
Professor Ahmad Babajide Adekilekun has berated the attitudes of the federal government of Nigeria towards funding of the health care system in the country, saying the government is too lethargic towards health sector.
Adekilekun, a visiting lecturer at the Department of Anatomy, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, said this at an event of Award Conferment by Taawunu Health Department on Sunday.
In his lecture at Ta’awun Group of Schools Lecture Hall, Oke Afo Area, Iwo, Osun State, Professor Adekilekun emphasised the need to make health care at all levels; primary, secondary and tertiary, accessible and affordable for the people by the government, adding that doing so will make the masses feel the essence of government.
Professor Adekilekun who is also the Deputy Director of Research, Innovation, Consultancy and Extension, Kampala International University, Uganda reiterated the necessity of making health care affordable for all Nigerians and, giving more cognisance to the implementation of National Health Act 2014 for the proper execution of the Abuja Declaration of 15% allocation of National budget to the health sector.
“The National Health Act 2014 which came into force on 31st October, 2014 made provision for the creation of National Health System to provide the best possible health services as well as promoting and reviewing the right of Health services in Nigeria” he said.
He added that “There is a drastic need to add more to the oufit of Health care system in Osun State and Nigeria at large as they are nothing to write home about”.
The event also witnessed the attendance of the Osun State Commissioner for Health Hon. Dr. Rafiu Uzamot represented by Dr. Abdulateef Golagade, Prof. Oguntola Alamu and Dr. Nurudeen Imran Toyibb among others.
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