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Kano guber aspirant decries rot in health, education sectors

By Murtala Adewale, Kano
20 April 2022   |   2:41 am
Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) governorship aspirant in Kano State, Ghali Sule, has decried the state of healthcare under Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

[FILES] Kano. Photo/facebook/drabdullahiumargandujeofr/

Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) governorship aspirant in Kano State, Ghali Sule, has decried the state of healthcare under Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

He also berated the “dilapidated” infrastructure and congestion across public primary and secondary schools in the state, calling for urgent attention.

Briefing journalists, yesterday, on his aspiration to the state’s number one political seat under PRP, the former Director, Pharmaceutical Service, in the state’s Ministry of Health alleged that the government failed to patronise reputable pharmaceutical companies to supply quality drugs to the public healthcare centres.

This, he lamented, led to an acute shortage of manpower and a dysfunctional primary health system.

Apart from the poor drug supply, Sule argued that the agency entrusted with drugs purchase and supply lacked the credence to operate, which may plunge the public health system into danger.

He explained that his craving to correct the rot in the public service compelled him to voluntarily retire from the public service, after 31 years.

The former chairman, of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) in Kano, while reeling out his agenda for social and economic development, called on Kano residents not to fall into the web of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023, in order to save the generation yet unborn.

His agenda includes economic and infrastructural development, transparency and accountability, the job for youths, women and societal reformation, The Guardian gathered.

He stated: “I have taken the bold step to voluntarily resign from public service after 31 years, deliberately to correct the rot in the public system. Of course, as a civil servant, I am under the mandate to praise-sing or support all government policies, good or bad.

“In the health sector, where I belong, for instance, there are so many abnormalities going on that, as a civil servant I can’t say anything against it. Our drugs distribution is poor. You hardly see quality drugs in public health because the government will rather patronise the Sabon Gari market to buy drugs than look for reputable pharmaceutical firms.

“Infrastructure in our public schools is nothing to write home about. Pupils sit on the bare floor and under trees to learn. Classes are congested. If we’re given the opportunity, we would do our best to correct the fault. I will create enabling environment where businesses strive, to create job opportunities for youth and women.”

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