by Success Nwogu
A former Head of State, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar has said that he is troubled by the many challenges of Nigeria.
He, however said that he is optimistic that Nigeria will overcome its current challenges.
He spoke in Ilorin on Tuesday during the official opening of the ultra modern Ilorin General Hospitals.
He noted that good governance, youth development, provision of infrastructure and social security; entrenchment of equity and justice can hold the promise of restoring the people’s faith in Nigeria and strengthening the people’s preparedness to work together to build the Nigeria which they desire and deserve.
He called on government at all levels to continue to implement programmes and projects that will elevate the people and provide them with sustainable standards of living.
“As someone who has watched our country triumph over a civil war and several other crises and had the privilege of supervising our country’s return to democracy, I am troubled by the challenges that currently confront our country.
“However, I have no doubt in my mind that our country will overcome these transient challenges and take its rightful place in the league of prosperous nations,” Abubakar said.
He urged the beneficiaries of the hospital to make the best use of the facilities, through effective patronage to meet their health needs.
According to him, it is only in so doing that they can justify the government’s huge investment in the scheme.
The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed said that with the opening of the hospital, the expansion of the state’s community health insurance scheme; the establishment of the medical diagnostic centre and the continuous enhancement of its primary health system across the state, the dream of the administration to achieve a functional and quality health system has become a reality.
by Success Nwogu