A former minister of women affairs, Senator Jummai Alhassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba is going for a knee replacement surgery.
Announcing this on her twitter page, the senator asked that her followers keep her in their prayers.
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Recall that Mama Taraba had resigned her appointment as women affairs minister and also dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in September 2018.
She explained that she left the party and joined the United Democratic Party (UDP) because of the injustice meted out to her by the leadership of the APC.
The former minister who was disqualified from seeking the APC ticket, alleged that she was dropped by the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole.
After defecting, she picked the UDP nomination form to contest for the Taraba governorship seat.
The governorship election was however, won by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Darius Ishaku.
Ishaku polled a total of 520,432 voted to beat his closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Sani Abubakar Danladi, who polled 362,735 votes.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the inability of the government to address various health challenges resulted in increasing medical tourism in which Nigeria loses over N400 billion on annual basis.
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The disclosure was made on Thursday, April 4, by President Muhammadu Buhari, during the inauguration of Senior Executive Course 41, 2019 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru, Plateau state.
According to Buhari, the government has shown strong commitment in the revitalisation of the health sector. He said in spite of the government's commitment, the health sector is still characterised by low response to public health emergencies, inability to combat outbreak of deadly diseases and mass migration of medical personnel out of the country.
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