By Chuwang Dungs,
The Anglican Diocese of Gombe is urging large scale reform of the health sector to bring costs down, improve affordability and facilities and also enhance the welfare packages of medical personals.
In a communique at the end of its sixth synod which took place at Christ Anglican Church Bogo, the Diocese is calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to embark on a holistic reformation of the health sector by providing modern medical equipment as a way of reducing medical tourism of Nigerians to foreign countries.
The communiqué which was signed by the Bishop of the Diocese, Rt. Reverend Henry C Ndukuba, said doing this would avoid industrial action and brain drain that has bedeviled the health sector of the country.
The communiqué also called on the federal Government to entrench true federalism by reflecting federal character in appointments and revenue allocation to different tiers of governments.
It called for the restructuring of the country to ensure equity, unity and progress to assuage the incessant calls for secession and militancy in almost all parts of the country.
On the current strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), it said the federal Government should as a matter of urgency resolve all the lingering issues pertaining the strike to avoid jeopardizing the future of Nigerian students.
It also spoke on the increasing calls for the upward review of minimum wage by workers saying “the minimum wage of eighteen thousand naira is no longer realistic in the face of present economic situation in the country, it therefore calls on the Federal Government to constitute a committee for the purpose of upward review of the minimum wage”
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