The Ebonyi State Governor Chief David Umahi has faulted the call by the National Assembly for the sack of service Chiefs and advocated for more funding, provision of adequate logistics and regular meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Governor Umahi made the disclosure in Abakaliki during groundbreaking ceremony of Nigeria Reference Hospital Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.
Governor Umahi noted that for the Service Chiefs to effectively contain the security challenges in the country, there is the need for adequate funding, provision of logistics, regular meetings with the Commander in Chief and reliable information from the citizens.
Chief Umahi hinted that the removal of the service chiefs would not bring solution to the insecurity in the country adding that rather than always calling for a change of leadership, heads of security agencies in the country should be encouraged.
He pointed out that when new Service Chiefs are appointed by the President, “they will start learning the ropes, so rather than sacking them, they should be encouraged”.
Apart from the encouragement, there is the need for more funding. Logistics should also be made available and citizens should also avail them with information because you cannot tackle insecurity without adequate information”.
Governor Umahi commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army staff for choosing Ebonyi state to house the reference hospital adding that when completed, it would also render health care services to the citizens of the state.
The Ebonyi State Governor said that in his determination to ensure effectively healthcare delivery to the people of the State embarked on the construction of a new State Teaching hospital in the state with a state of the arts facilities.
He pointed out that, the teaching hospital when completed would have, a dialysis center, cancer screening center, among others.