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By Sola Ogundipe and Chioma Obinna

Despite confirming their attendance earlier for the Gubernatorial Debate beinig organised by the Lagos State branch of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, the governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Jimi Agbaje, were absent at the debate Wednesday.

Sanwo-Olu and Agbaje


In attendance at the debate held at Sheraton Hotels, Ikeja, Lagos were Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi of the African Democratic Party ADP; Mr Francis Adebayo of the Alliance for New Nigeria, ANN; and Mr Owolabi Salis of the Alliance for Democracy, AD.

Others were Mrs Adebisi Ogunsanya of the Young Progressive Party YPP; Dr Sam Anyamele of the United Democratic Party, UDP; Venerable Funso Awe of the National Conscience Party, NCP; Mr Oluwaseun Ajireloja of the Africa Action Congress,AAC and Dr Segun Musa of the Africa Nations Development Programme.

In his opening remarks, the Chairman, Lagos NMA, Dr Saliu Oseni, explained that the purpose of the debate was to hear what the candidates have in plan as touching the health sector of the state if elected.



Also in his submission, the candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria, Mr Francis Adebayo, declared that he will jettison the health insurance scheme if elected and block all the leakages for wasteful spending in the state.

“We believe that Lagos state is rich enough to cater for its citizen’s health. If all the loopholes are blocked, we will have enough funds to allow citizens enjoy free health service. A lot of people will be excluded from the health insurance scheme because of money, but we will ensure every residents of the state enjoy free health service,” Adelaja said.

The candidate of the Young Progressive Party, Mrs Adebisi Ogunsanya, said if elected as the governor of the state, his government will ensure that all idle Primary Health Centres, PHCs, in the state are put in use with qualified personnel.
The governorship candidate of the United Democratic Party, said if elected he will increase the consolidated health fund from one per cent to five per cent and ensure that the Primary Health Centres have access to this fund.



 
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