Fix insecurity, electricity to attract investors, Olamitoye urges Tinubu 


The chairman of Ibadan Central Hospitals, Dr. Abib Olamitoye, has charged President Bola Tinubu to fix the insecurity and electricity challenges in Nigeria. 

He gave the charge Saturday at the grand opening of  Coxwell Hospital, Abeokuta, Ogun state, and said the insecurity and challenges of the epileptic electricity are presently scaring away many wealthy Nigerians from  the country.

“If the federal government could fix the two issues of insecurity and electricity challenges, wealthy Nigerians abroad would not need to be told to come and invest in the country,” he said.

Dr. Olamitoye added that many wealthy Nigerians that are based abroad have not been coming back to the country to invest because of insecurity and challenges of the epileptic electricity in the country.

Speaking further, he stated that Professor Badmos established Coxwell Hospital with modern day equipment for residents of Abeokuta, and that the founder has spent more than 30 years abroad and he decided to give back to the society. 

Speaking while leading journalists on facility tour of the hospital, Professor  Badmos  said the project would reduce medical tourism, as some medical doctors, based in Canada have indicated interests to come to Nigeria and work in the hospital, with the purpose of gaining more knowledge.

Emphasising that Nigeria will be great, Professor Badmos said, “Rome wasn’t built in a day. If you look at countries outside Nigeria, most of what they did there were done by the citizens. 

“The government just made rules, laws and created enabling environment. If all these things are put in place, people will do so many things. I trust this current government and I am sure they will do their best.

“As a Nigerian, we should be thinking about how to help and contribute to national development because I believe that we are the government. I am sure this will go a long way to improve the health care facility. 

“Coxwell Hospital is special because it is a specialist hospital. It is special because it is located in Abeokuta, which is a cradle of knowledge, because the people would benefit from it and also because it is going to bring a lot of Western inputs. This is also a general hospital, but it is going to have obstetricians and gynecologists with a lot of stuff that can be compared with what we have outside like Canada and Unitd States. 

“There will be a lot of orthopaedic opportunities and internal medicine. We hope people would be coming from overseas to work here. With this development, it will reduce the number of people that will be traveling outside the country for treatments.”