Govt Officials Must Be Treated In Nigeria, They Should Die Here – Falana

By Juliet Amaka
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Rights activist Femi Falana has said that all public office holders with health challenges should be treated in government-owned hospitals.

Mr Falana made the call on Thursday, August 11, at the first anniversary of the late Mohammed Fawehinmi Lecture in Lagos.

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Falana said the country needed a law barring all public office holders from going overseas for medical care.

“Enough of health tourism. Anybody who holds public office must be treated in Nigeria for any health challenge.

“Public office holders must die here. Enough of health tourism”, NAN reported.

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The lawyer hailed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for undergoing knee surgery at a hospital in Lagos and called on the government to pay more attention to developing the health sector.

Speaking on the 2023 elections, he charged citizens to question presidential flagbearers on the nation’s problems adding that candidates should be asked to provide their solutions regarding the health and education sectors, insecurity, economy, among others.

“The business of next year is not a joke. The people must challenge their parties to address the various issues the country is facing.He said,

“Questions should be asked on health issues, Academic Staff Union of University strike, insecurity, economy and their position on all these issues and how they plan to end them for good.

“I don’t care which party you belong to; what is important is that people should ask questions and reject the high living conditions in the country”.

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