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End SARS Protest: NYC condemns attacks on Protesters

End SARS Protest: NYC condemns attacks on Protesters

The Nigeria Youth Congress (NYC) has condemned in strong terms the attack on the #EndSARS protesters in Abuja and Lagos by suspected hoodlums.

The NYC in a statement signed by the President, Blessing Akinlosotu strongly believes in the holistic reform of the Nigeria Police Force and has set up a fact finding team to proffer a permanent solution that will end the police brutality on the Youths in the country.

The NYC condemns in strongest terms the attack on protesters who are exercising their fundamental human rights, they therefore admonish the Nigeria youths to remain calm and resolute, not to result to violence.

He stressed that violence is not an option at this critical point as assertion of counter force to Pro SARS individuals will not bring the tenets of democratic values in order.

The NYC believes that proper conduct of youths at this critical time is far more essential in accomplishing set goals. “NYC will be having a working document soonest that will solve the problems in the police for the betterment of Nigeria and as such task Youths to remain calm in the current storms”.

We hereby called on President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR and Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to urgently commence investigation into the incidents occasioned by attacks of innocent protesters in Abuja and Lagos to further foster the confidence of Nigerians on his administration.
Council approved semi-autonomy for four secondary hospitals as the pilot scheme for quality health care delivery in the state.

The hospitals include: Adeoyo Maternity Teaching Hospital, Ibadan; Ring Road State Hospital, Ibadan; State Hospital, Oyo; and the newly commissioned Saki Specialist Hospital, Saki.

End SARS Protest: NYC condemns attacks on Protesters
End SARS Protest: NYC condemns attacks on Protesters

He said there will be a monitoring committee that will monitor the autonomy of these hospitals and that the committee, which will comprise representatives of the Ministries of Health, Finance, Hospital Management Board, Office of Accountant General and Auditor-General, Civil Service Commission, Head of Service, will be set up to midwife and ensure technical support for these initiatives.

He added that the council directed the Ministry of Justice to prepare an amendment bill to existing Oyo State Hospital Management Law, to reflect the new semi-autonomy initiative, noting that the bill will be forwarded as an executive bill to the House of Assembly for appropriate legal backing.

“In a memorandum of the Ministry of Health, as regards the secondary health care facilities for quality health care delivery in the state, the Oyo State Executive Council, after the presentation, realized that the state had gone through a myriad of challenges, which resulted in poor service delivery, weak coordination as well as feeble monitoring and supervisory system before the advent of this government.

“However, to ensure a paradigm shift to a more pragmatic approach towards effective health care as envisioned by the Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, the state government believes that there is a need to look into how we can give this state secondary health facilities an autonomy, which will make them perform and serve the people of Oyo State better. And I want to state that it is semi-autonomy.

“So, the prayers that we approved include the following: That the Ministry of Health, after the due process (because this bill will have to go to the Oyo State House of Assembly), should commence semi-autonomy status for the selected hospitals. We approved four secondary hospitals for the pilot scheme, including Adeoyo Maternity Teaching Hospital, Ibadan; Ring Road State Hospital, Ibadan; State Hospital, Oyo; and newly commissioned Saki Specialist Hospital, Saki, Oke-Ogun.

“All these four hospitals will be used as a pilot scheme. We believe that after this and when we review it after a year and we realize that it works perfectly well, we will now consider how we can implement it to all general hospitals in the state.”

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