The Anglican Bishop of Kaduna Diocese, Bishop Timothy Yahaya has attributed the rot in Nigeria’s health system to lack of political will by Politicians to fix it.
He said the overseas medical trips by politicians have drained the nation’s economy, adding that the ill health of President Muhammadu Buhari has exposed the poor state of Nigeria’s public hospitals.
This is just as he noted with nostalgia that the nation’s hospitals are ill-equipped, hence the well to do in the society and government officials go Overseas for medical attention.
The Bishop spoke on Friday at the 3rd session of the 20th Synod of the Anglican Communion, titled, “Faithfulness”.
He however urged Nigerians to pray for the President to overcome the bad health, warning those playing with the health of the President to stop from doing so.
He said, “If there is anything we should learn as a nation from the ill health of our President, it is our ill-equipped hospitals.
“How many Nigerians can afford a medical vacation out of this country? We therefore call on the government to declare a state of emergency on our health sector, with the sole aim of making them world class.
“Medical tourism has become a money drainer in our nation, and on daily basis, Nigerians travel out for medical attention, yet we have the best medical personnel in world class hospitals working all over the world.
“With the right political will, I believe our government ban change this capital flight. This will help the common man to afford Medicare in our nation”.
He however commended the Federal government for winning the war against corruption, and urged all Nigerians to join hands and fight the menace, adding that “government alone cannot do it”.
He also commended government over war on terrorism, but called on government not to relent, “Until our nation is fully secured and saved”.
The Anglican Bishop called various State governments where Fulani herdsmen have killed and rendered many people homeless to do something drastically,”to turn the tide of the terror of these herdsmen”.