The governorship candidates of the New Nigeria Peoples Occasion (NNPP), Abba Yusuf, and the Peoples Democratic Occasion, Sadiq Wali, boycotted the Kano State governorship debate on healthcare, organised by the Kano department of the Nigerian Medical Affiliation (NMA) on Thursday.
Each candidates didn’t additionally ship their operating mates to symbolize them on the debate attended by 5 gubernatorial candidates.
Firstly of the debate, a former Commissioner for Well being and member of NNPP, Abubakar Yusuf, stated the celebration’s governorship candidate and his operating mate had been unavoidably absent.
He stated Mr Yusuf acquired the invitation letter for the debate whereas he was already out of city.
He informed the organisers he was on the occasion to symbolize the NNPP candidate, however the management of NMA didn’t oblige him. The affiliation insisted that solely governorship candidates or operating mates shall be allowed to take part within the debate.
One other candidate who absconded from the debate is Sha’aban Sharada, of the Motion Democratic Occasion (ADP), however was represented by his operating mate, Rabi’u Bako.
Nevertheless, Nasiru Gawuna, Kano State Deputy Governor and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Ibrahim Khalil of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) governorship candidate attended the debate.
Different candidates who attended the debate had been Bashir Bashir, the candidate of the Labour Occasion (LP), and Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, the candidate of the Individuals’s Redemption Occasion (PRP).
READ ALSO: Nigerian medical doctors insist strike continues as govt., NMA signal
Through the debate, all 5 candidates pledged to handle the most important healthcare challenges of the state.
In his remarks, the chairman of the Nigerian Medical Affiliation (NMA), Kano State department Abdullahi Sulaiman, stated the debate was organised to extend consciousness of well being points amongst gubernatorial candidates to place well being on the entrance burner of their administration when voted into workplace.
Mr Sulaiman added that the interactive session would additionally help the candidates in formulating plans to handle the lingering issues within the state healthcare.
The NMA chairman raised concern concerning the lack of indigenous pharmaceutical firms in Kano state regardless of its giant inhabitants.
“As an example, the most important provider of antimalarial medication in Kano is India adopted by China. This implies if India and China refuse to promote antimalarial medication to Nigeria, we shall be left with a serious disaster in malarial therapies and it will enhance malarial deaths within the state.
“One of many keys WHO suggestions in reaching common healthcare protection for all, is collaborations with different health-related sectors akin to atmosphere, water assets and rural growth, electrical energy, housing and concrete planning, in addition to agriculture amongst others. This implies there’s a must have such sustainable collaborations within the state,” Mr Sulaiman stated.
Amongst Nigeria’s quite a few nationwide challenges, which do you suppose the following president ought to concentrate on first?
— Premium Occasions (@NewzoKeeda) October 5, 2022
Help PREMIUM TIMES’ journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism prices some huge cash. But solely good journalism can guarantee the opportunity of a very good society, an accountable democracy, and a clear authorities.
For continued free entry to the very best investigative journalism within the nation we ask you to contemplate making a modest assist to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you’re serving to to maintain a journalism of relevance and guaranteeing it stays free and obtainable to all.
TEXT AD: Name Willie – +2348098788999