Guber aspirant decry lack of qualified staff in Ebonyi health institutions

Ruth Oginyi

A house of representatives member from Ebonyi state Hon. Anayo Edwin Nwonu, at the weekend, alleged that many schools and hospitals are not working in the state and said the PDP government will address them when it reclaims power in the state in 2023.

Nwonu, a governorship Aspirant in Ebonyi State under the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) in the 2023 general election, said there was an urgent need for qualified staff in schools across the state health institutions.

The lawmaker representing Ezza North/Ishielu federal constituency in the House of Representatives, also alleged that there was insecurity in the state and that residents no longer sleep with their two eyes closed.

He spoke in Abakaliki, the state capital while addressing thousands of his supporters during his formal declaration to contest the 2023 governorship election in the state.

He noted that he was contesting the governorship election to rescue the state and bridge the gap between the rich and the poor.

He stressed that under his watch as governor there will be no difference between the rich and the poor.

The aspirant said that he will declare a state of emergency on job creation, education, health, social investment, and security immediately if elected the Governor in 2023.

“There is no reason why civil servants should not enjoy living salary and regular promotion and why our retirees should not receive their pensions and gratuities as at when due.

“There is no reason why there should be no employment to fill existing vacancies in the state civil service when many unemployed Ebonyians are roaming the streets.

“There is no reason why lecturers should be denied their legitimate entitlements or health workers not paid what is professionally due to them.

“I am aware of the harsh taxation in Ebonyi State. I am also aware of the agony and suffering confronting many of those displaced by the relocation of the Abakpa market and demolition of the building material market at Spera-in Deo.

“I am fully aware too that many schools and hospitals are not functioning and that there is an urgent need for qualified staff in our schools and health institutions.

“I know that many of our brothers and children are not in school because their parents could not afford to pay their school fees and they resort to street hawking to make ends meet.

“I know that there is hunger in our state. I know that many families go to bed without food. I am aware of the insecurity in our State and the attendant communal crises”, he stated.

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