Senatorial candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria in Ogun West District of Ogun State, Chief Akin Odunsi, has promised to revisit the primary health care centre projects initiated by a former Minister of Health, late Prof. Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, if elected to represent the district in the April poll.
Under the Ransome-Kuti initiative, well-equipped primary health care centres were supposed to be built in all the crannies of the district in order to address the acute shortage of health facilities, but the project was abandoned.
This and others were the promises made by Odunsi during a rally of party supporters and loyalists which took place in Ota on Wednesday.
Referring to the ACN-led government in Lagos State, the senatorial candidate said the establishment of modern and well-equipped primary healthcare centres across the Lagos metropolis had helped address the acute health facilities challenge.
“We will revisit the primary health care centres initiated by late Prof. Ransome-Kuti for which contracts were awarded, cancelled and re-awarded. The district is badly short-changed as the people are in need of primary health care centres,” he added.
Odunsi, an advertising practitioner, also told the crowd at the rally that rural communities in Ogun West had been completely abandoned by the Peoples Democratic Party-led government in the state. He added that an ACN-led administration would open up the roads to rural communities and revitalise the agricultural sector.
He lamented that the level of youth unemployment in Ogun West was high, saying that if elected, he would partner with an ACN-controlled state government to set up cooperative schemes that will disburse loans and start-up capitals for establishment of small-scale businesses.