Sen. Oloriegbe laments poor state of Kwara health sector
Written by Abdulmumin Uthman on August 26, 2019
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Doctor Ibrahim Oloriegbe expressed disappointment over the poor state of health sector in the state.
Senator Oloriegbe who expressed this today at the opening of a two-day Kwara State Health Symposium in Ilorin said one third of children of Kwara were never immunised.
The Senator who is representing Kwara Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly promised that the three senators in the state were committed to the development of the state and would support Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in revamping the sector.
Senator Oloriegbe said the three members of the Upper chamber of the National Assembly would leverage on their positions to guarantee affordable, accessible and right quality healthcare in the state.
He noted that the state is blessed with human resources in the sector but not rightly utilized, saying that the situation is not irredeemable.
Senator Oloriegbe also tasked participants at the Symposium to come up with concrete, achievable, specific, realistic and time bound recommendations and look beyond the state Government’s resources.
Also speaking, the Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Primary Health, Alhaji Umar Sadiq solicited the support of all stakeholders to pull resources together and do more for the people of the state.
Senator Umar who represents Kwara North Senatorial District assured the people of the state that the federal lawmakers from the state would explore various funding windows domicile at the federal level for the benefits of the state.
Senator Sadiq urged participants at the Symposium to focus attention on primary health care with minimum package to motivate citizens to access quality health care
WRITTEN BY ABDULROSHEED OKIKI @okikitweets