We’ll invest in healthcare to achieve Greater Lagos – Sanwo-Olu

NANNM Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said he would improve healthcare delivery if elected.

Mr Sanwo-Olu said this through his running mate, Obafemi Hamzat, while receiving members of the Lagos chapter of National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) at the BOS Media office in Ikoyi on Monday.

Sanwo-Olu promised that his administration would dedicate a sizeable fraction of state budget to strengthen health services.

“We have a robust plan for the health sector in the state. Good health brings about productivity, which is a key element towards achieving our development blueprint to create greater Lagos for all.

“The wellbeing of the people is at the centre of our programmes and we must ensure health services get better,” Sanwo-Olu said.

The APC candidate revealed that his healthcare plan for the state, contained in his manifesto, was drafted not only to improve the quality of health service, but also to make it affordable to Lagosians.

He said execution of his health programmes would be done in partnership with health professional bodies, including NANNM and Nigerian Medical Association.

“The responsibility before us is huge, but we know we will not achieve anything if we did not engage you.

“As a powerful stakeholder, we will engage you in the process of executing our plans to solve the challenges facing the health sector and making our hospital better,” he said.

NANNMA chairman, Olurotimi Awojide, who led members of the association’s executive to the visit, described the Sanwo-Olu and Mr Hamzat as “perfect combination of brilliance and efficiency”, saying NANNM members had resolved to support their candidacy.

Also, a women support group, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat (BOSKOH), pledged to canvass support for the APC ticket in the grassroots.