2023 Election: Ebonyi APC Guber Candidate Vows To Improve Education, Health If Elected

Abah Joshua

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State, Chief Francis Nwifuru has expressed worry over the absence of facilities in the state hospitals, with a particular reference to the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (AE-FUTHA).

According to the APC gubernatorial candidate, the hospital is now described by people as a mortuary centre owing to the lack of equipment to treat patients, resulting in avoidable deaths.

Nwifuru who is the Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, spoke in Abakaliki, the state capital, on Wednesday, during an interactive session organized by Justice, Development, Peace and Caritas Initiative of Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki, for Governorship candidates of political parties angling to produce the next governor of the state.

He, however, promised to pay priority attention to the State’s health sector by building a befitting teaching hospital for the state to address the health needs of the people when elected the Governor.

Nwifuru also noted that poor attitude to work by personnel in our hospitals had become a huge problem that needed to be tackled urgently.

“Today, if you look at our federal teaching hospital, people now describe it as a mortuary centre because you can’t get help there.

“Anytime you go there, you must see alot of people that couldn’t make it because we have people who are very much lackadaisical in handling their duties.
“The problem we have there is not poor personnel as people think, the personnel doesn’t have the confidence and they don’t have the equipment.

“My victory is sacrosanct because it is ordained by God. I am going to win the election.

“The first thing I will do is to build a state teaching hospital, we need to build Ebonyi State Teaching Hospital”, he said.

On Education, Nwifuru who noted that public schools had become schools for indigent persons only, said if elected he would make public schools attractive for all, both the rich and the poor.

He pledged to ensure enough budgetary provisions that would make the state’s education sector work optimally, even promised to ensure that his children and his cabinet members are all enrolled in public schools if he is elected Governor.


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