Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
A group, Conscience for Human Rights and Conflicts Resolution (CHRCR) has urged the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello to as matter of urgency intervene in the crisis that led to recent attacks on Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja with the aim of amicably resolving all issues that have led to this unfortunate situation.
It also called on the security agents to investigate the Security breach at Federal Medical Centre when suspected hoodlums destroyed property and carted away valuable in the process.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Executive Director CHRCR, Comrade Idris Miliki Abdul copy of which was made available to journalists in Lokoja.
Abdul stated that the lives of Kogi State Citizens, which the Governor has always sought to protect are greater than any individual or institution.
The Rights activist also called on the personalities involved in the feud to sheath their swords and allow peace to reign.
“We also call on the security agencies to investigate the security breach at the Centre and bring those involved in this dastardly act to justice.
“We call on politicians to avoid playing politics with the lives of Kogi State Citizens. The fight against COVID 19 should be led by Science and not emotion or personal sentiments.
“Finally, we wish to remind all actors (elected or appointed), that their positions have a lifespan and the actions of all individuals involved in this unfortunate situation will be audited by the people and those found wanting would be held accountable”, he stated.
He lamented that since the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease pandemic in Nigeria on 27th February 2020 has inadvertently put many of otherwise poor health facilities under tremendous pressure despite the sometimes half-hearted efforts by governments to shore up the situation.
Abdul noted that with abysmal low number of health workers, dilapidating infrastructure, coupled with poor incentives, it was only a matter of time before the whole system collapsed on itself, stressing that COVID -19 may be a novel disease and the pandemic may have suddenly hit us, but truthfully, the health system was already comatose and heading for shutdown and the pandemic is only hastening its demise.