Ekiti Deputy Governor’s Death: Group Charges Government on Funding of the Health Sector

Late Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Mrs Funmilayo Olayinka
Late Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Mrs Funmilayo Olayinka

Following the recent death of the deputy governor of the state, the Ekiti State chapter of the Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) has decried the death of prominent Nigerians to curable and preventable diseases in recent times, saying it was “a big challenge to governments at all levels in Nigeria to increase funding to encourage research in the health sector.”

The chairman of the Ekiti State chapter of the union, Mr Ade Adesanmi, made the call at a news conference in Ado Ekiti in commemoration of the second medical and health workers’ week in the state, which kicked off on Sunday, April 6 across the country.

According to him, the series of death being recorded in the country, particularly the way prominent Nigerians have died from cancer, indicated that government must place high premium on research in the health sector in order to expose professionals in the field to innovations.

This was in apparent reaction to the death of the Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Mrs Funmilayo Olayinka, who died of cancer in a Lagos Hospital, last Saturday.

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