Kwara Govt. To Sanction Doctors Practising At Home

Abdulfatah-AhmedThe Kwara State Government has said that it will sanction doctors who are found to be operating medical services in their place of residence in the state.

The State Commissioner for Health, Mr Sulaiman Atolagbe Alege, while speaking to newsmen in Ilorin, the state capital, described the act as illegal and said that such has not been discovered, the ministry is on the watch out to bring culprits to book.

“The Kwara state ministry of health has a monitoring team that is saddled with the responsibility of monitoring and checking some of this illegal practices. If anyone is caught, he/she will be sanctioned.” He stated.

Meanwhile, a medical doctor who doubles as a Consultant of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor Rabiu Yinka has attributed the problem to faulty structure in the country.

According to Prof. Rabiu, he lamented that there should be relevant policies and structure to accommodate medical doctors before graduation.

He said, some graduate doctors indulge in the practice after failing to secure a place for their internship upon graduating from medical School.

However, the professor, who is also the chief medical director of Surulere Hospital in Ilorin, has appealed to the government to focus more on areas that can help to eradicate poverty, rather than embark on infrastructural projects.

“You cannot eradicate problems such as this except necessary policies and structures are put in place by the government at all levels.

“I want to enjoin government to concentrate on how to focus on poverty eradication, rather than going into some unnecessary projects.
Projects are good in fact it helps the state but the people should be helped,” Prof. Rabiu added.

In the same vein, a medical doctor, Dr. Olayiwola Ismail said that graduates in the field, are not certified to operate until they have undergone internship training.

However, he advised the public not to patronise doctors who operate from their homes for their health sake.

Sultan Of Sokoto Commends Aregbesola’s Leadership Style

Osun Internally Displaced Pensioners Are Ingrates – AregbesolaThe Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar has commended Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, for what he called his commitment to the development of humanity regardless of socio-economic, political and religious differences.

Abubakar, who doubles as the President General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs stated that the leadership of governor Aregbesola has demonstrated high sense of fairness to religious organisations in the state.

In the Bureau’s statement signed by the Director, Semiu Okanlawon, the Sultan stated that Governor Aregbesola has demonstrated to the world, the sterling quality expected from whoever holds the office of the Governor.

He further said, the purpose of his visit to Osun state was to entrench the relative peace, unity and love among Nigerians, which according to him remains the only channel to national growth and development.

“This visit makes the 6th time of being in Osun and we are here in a large number as one family under the umbrella of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, which is the Apex body for Muslims in Nigeria to further register our determination to unity, peace and tranquility of Nigeria and Nigerians.” Abubakar said.

He then applauded to the Governor for playing an active role in propagating peaceful cohabitation between and among the existing religions in the state.

Gov Aregbesola in his response said the impact of the Council had been tremendously felt in engendering peace, unity, love and togetherness of humanity along religious lines.

“I am very glad to receive the Apex Islamic group in Nigeria, just as I am delighted in the fact that the Council had played a significant role in promoting peace and unity not only in Nigeria but in the whole world”. The governor said.

Dickson Suggests Motorcycle Patrol To Police In Bayelsa

Dickson Recommends Police Motorcycle Patrol Unit In BayelsaBayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has called on the Nigeria Police to set up a motorcycle patrol unit in a bid to extend its dragnet to all nooks and crannies of the state.

Dickson suggested the new move in the fight against crime and criminality in the state, while receiving the new Commissioner of Police, Mr Asuquo Amba, and his entourage in Government House, Yenagoa.

While assuring Amba of his administration’s total support in his efforts to make Bayelsa state crime-free, the Governor called on the Police to “flush out criminals, kidnappers, pipeline vandals, cultists and their sponsors”.

“It is necessary to make Bayelsa State the safest state in the country,” he said.

He also cautioned against the politicisation of security-related issues in the state, stressing that the matters of security should be treated strictly without any political undertone.

The Governor urged the State Command of the Police to collaborate with other security agencies in the state towards sustaining the existing peace, as a peaceful and stable atmosphere is paramount to attracting investments and development.

“You have a crop of dedicated and well-meaning officers and men in this command and we are proud of the work they do, so you have our support.

“The only thing I always say when Police Commissioners come is that, in Bayelsa we don’t condone politicisation of crime.

“Crime is crime, crime has no colour, no creed and crime has no political affiliation and that is the golden rule we want to see observed,” he said.

The new CP in his response pointed out that the Bayelsa government’s policy of zero tolerance for crime and violence was in sync with the Inspector General of Police directive to all the commands in the country.

While expressing preparedness to intensify policing in the state, the CP highlighted some of his achievements within two weeks of his posting to Bayelsa.

“The Police had apprehended a syndicate comprising two ex-soldiers specialised in stealing parked vehicles, using master keys and five persons suspected of vandalising the state-owned gas turbine,” Amba said.

The Police Commissioner also announced the arrest of a suspected kidnapper, and the recovery of 10 vehicles so far from the syndicate.

He added that investigations were ongoing in all the cases.