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Osun APC criticizes Adeleke over sack of health workers

By Michael Ofulue Osogbo

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The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC),has criticized Governor Ademola Adeleke for what they perceived as neglect and mismanagement of the state’s health sector.

They highlighted concerns over the dismissal of health workers recruited under the previous administration and accused Adeleke’s government of inadequately addressing the health needs of the state

According to the Osun State chairman of the APC, Sooko Lawal, in a statement issued by the party’s Director of Media and Information, Chief Kola Olabisi on Sunday, the unpalatable situation the state has found itself under the maladministration of Governor Adeleke, is disheartening and calls for urgent concern.

Lawal stated that it was the height of cruelty for a supposed democratic government to pay lip service to the health sector by refusing to engage the needed manpower only in the desperation to conserve money to prosecute future elections.

He explained that it was gratuitous that a representative of the state government, in the person of Dr Adekunle Akindele, could be so arrogant, dismissive and unconcerned to state that the administration under which he is serving as the Special Adviser on Health Matters, has been delaying the recruitment of health officers because it is awaiting the outcome of the minimum wage.

Akindele, an indigene of Ondo State, earlier  in a social media discussion had disclosed that “we made our need assignment when we came in as government (sic) and realized that the Primary Healthcare centres alone require about 9,000 health workers to work efficiently and effectively and we have done all needed to be done to recruit in phases until the present minimum wage issues came up”.

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According to the state APC chairman: “In the first instance, why did Governor Adeleke sack the health workers recruited by the former Governor Gboyega Oyetola, now Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, on assumption of office when he knew he wasn’t having an immediate solution to the health problems in the state?

“Is Governor Adeleke waiting for the people of the state to die before he addresses the health issues in the state with the speed it requires.” he asked.

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