2023: Saraki Reveals One Crucial Area Nigerians Must Interrogate Politicians On
- Bukola Saraki has asked Nigerians to question politicians on their plans for the healthcare sector during campaigns in view of the 2023 elections
- The one-time Senate president made the call on Thursday, December 16, Universal Health Coverage Summit in Abuja
- Saraki maintained that Nigerian leaders need to take healthcare delivery for all its citizens more seriously
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Abuja - Ahead of the 2023 elections, Nigerians have been charged to interrogate politicians on their plans for the country's healthcare during campaigns.
The Punch reports that former Senate president, Bukola Saraki, gave the charge on Thursday, December 16, at the Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja.
The former Kwara state governor during the Universal Health Coverage Summit called for stronger political will amongst politicians and policymakers to achieve universal basic healthcare in Nigeria.
Saraki in a statement signed by the head of his media office, Olu Onemola, said:
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“Very soon, politicians will soon start campaigning to be President or to be governors. Nigerians must ask them, ‘What are your plans for universal health coverage?’ and ‘How do you intend to achieve it?’ When the time comes, the answers to these questions must be considered by the electorate.”
According to him, Nigerian leaders at the national and sub-national levels need to take healthcare delivery for all its citizens more seriously, Daily Trust added.
He explained that this how to put healthcare and health security coverage on the front burner. Saraki went on to note that as a medical doctor, the topic of healthcare system is close to my heart.
2023 presidential ticket: PDP BoT sends strong warning to Ayu
Legit.ng previously reported that the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) warned the Iyorchia Ayu-led national leadership not to be biassed towards any presidential aspirant ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Senator Walid Jibrin, the chairman of the BoT gave the warning on Thursday, December 16, during a meeting attended by top chieftains of the party.
Jibrin called on Ayu to utilise his wealth of experience to make the PDP Africa's largest political party.
2023: Northern elders reject old presidential aspirants, give reasons
Meanwhile, elders in the north have said that there is a need for Nigerians to elect a younger president into power in the forthcoming 2023 general election.
The president of the African Leadership Institute USA and a former Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Canada, Professor Iyorwuese Hagher, said Nigeria cannot continue to have older people as her president.
Hagher while speaking at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) state secretariat in Lafia, Nasarawa state said the older generation have mastered the habit of travelling outside the country with the nation's resources for medical tourism.