Kogi Traditional Leader Decries Lack Of Govt Presence In His Area

Kogi Traditional Leader Decries Lack Of Govt Presence In His Area
Traditional leader, His Royal Highness, HRH- Chief Ibrahim Salihu is visiting at the Primary Health Center during the Free Medical Mission And the Admin head of the hospital Anawo Nicolas consulting with the patient at the week-long event.


A Traditional Title Holder in Kogi State, His Royal Highness, HRH- Chief Ibrahim Salihu of Imane District, has decried Government insensitivity and lack of commitment within his domain.

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The Traditional Ruler made this known when he paid a supervision visit to the one- week free medical outreach organised by a Christian missionary group: Odumehaje Christian Medical Mission in partnership with Raymond Akor Foundation at Agaliga Efabo, Olamaboro Local Government Area in Kogi State.

Kogi Traditional Leader Decries Lack Of Govt Presence In His Area

Chief Ibrahim Salihu said his visit became necessary following the need to be abreast with the medical situations of his people as the outreach unfolds, telling the historical event is a welcome development.

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His Royal Highness maintained that education and health among other amenities were critical for the development and growth of every society, hence the need for Kogi state government to place more priority on the two sectors above for a better living standard of the people.

He lamented that the only government primary school and the health care facility at Agaliga Efago were not functional due to inadequate facilities and personnel to serve the people to maximum capacity.

Chief Salihu regretted that for over one year, students of the government primary school have not been in school as a result of the inability of the government to pay teachers salaries.

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The traditional leader appealed to the state governor Mr Yahya Bello to pay teachers their salaries and at the same time provide facilities to the entire primary health care centres in the state to enable people to enjoy dividends of democracy, which he noted was their constitutional right

He commended the collaborative free medical outreach in his district and called on the wealthy individual to embrace the gesture, saying that service to humanity is also service to God.

Confirming the ordeals of the traditional leader, administrative head of the primary health care centre and Senior Community Health Extention Worker Mr Anawo Nicolas said the Facility was in a deplorable state with no medical facilities like hospital beds, drugs, scanning and ultra-sound machines among others.

Mr Nicolas Regreted that three years down the line, health workers in the state have not received completed monthly salaries despite their effort put in place to ensure they deliver on their mandate.

He, however, said due to the deplorable condition of the primary healthcare facility, people only patronised vendors for drugs and other private clinics, adding that the parents have also withdrawn their children from the only government primary school situated at Agaliga to private school as lack of payment of salaries had forced teachers out of their jobs.

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