Nigeria’s health sector needs more support, funding – APC chieftain

All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal House Representatives hopeful for Ibadan North East/Ibadan South East, Mr Jide Adeyemi has disclosed that Nigeria’s health sector needed more support and funding from governments, corporate bodies and individuals.

The Chieftain who is also the founder of Jide Adeyemi Foundation (JAF) stated this on Wednesday while speaking at the free eye tests and cataract screening sponsored by Jide Adeyemi Foundation (JAF) in partnership with Community Eye Outreach, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.

He stressed that the time has come for governments in Nigeria particularly the Oyo state government to accelerate health care provision and development, as it will be difficult for any nation or community to grow or develop without proper healthy living.

“I want Oyo state government to do more in term of development, particularly health care.

Development comes in different ways, even if you want to give people other development like infrastructure, health is very germane, without good health, you can not manage your businesses, without good health, our leaders cannot provide quality leadership”, he said.

The APC chieftain noted, “so, we discovered that health is germane to any meaningful development, considering the say, ‘health is wealth’, as a result of this and to support the government, we decided to sponsor free distribution of recommended glasses, sponsor eye cataract surgery.”

“This is one of the things what we expect government to be doing and we all know government cannot do everything alone, that’s why we think we should support the government and the people in this regard.

A medical consultant, Dr Olatunde Ologundudu and Coordinator of Community Eye Outreach, UCH, Mrs Rukayat Popoola while speaking stated that there are lots of preventive measures against bad sight, saying, “parts of it is to have good nutritional, periodical eye checking and early anti-natal registration by pregnant women.