Reform health sector now, youth coalition tasks NGF, ALGON

A group of concerned have called on the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) and the Association of Local Government of (ALGON) to urgently establish and equip primary centres across the country or face their wrath.

Convener and national president of Union (NYU), Comrade Chinonso Obasi issued a seven-day ultimatum to their demand at a press conference in Abuja Wednesday, said both NGF and ALGON have been giving deaf ears to their , hence the new ultimatum for them to do the needful or be ready to face the anger of the 10 youth bodies.

Obasi recalled the crucial meeting earlier held between the Union (NYU), National Youth Council of (NYCN), National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) and other student groups to look into the state of the Nigerian and seek basic accessibility for the masses, which failed to yield result.

“Having observed that a vast number of local governments do not have standard primary facilities, leaving the populace of such vulnerable to diseases with attendant high maternal and infant mortality rates and juxtaposing same with the fact that there was an already emplaced scheme to ensure state of the art primary centers will be consistently built across the local government areas through a well thought out public private partnership, we had issued a 14-day ultimatum which was contained in a communiqué dated January28, 2021 for the of the said agreement in the interest of the masses whom we represent.

“The ultimatum which elapsed on the 10th of February without any response or positive feedback from relevant authorities compelled Union (NYU) to mobilise other heads of different youth and student associations with her members for a to the Ministry of on 11th February 2021 for a demand on immediate of massive establishment and equipping of primary centers across ,” he stressed.

According to NYU national president, the group is deeply pained that some state governors are totally dictating what happens at the local government level.

“These governors have never been comfortable with the public-private-partnership to provide basic healthcare at the local/community level.”

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