30 October 2020 by Remi Johnson
Federal Capital Territory Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has condemned in strong terms the wanton destruction of medical equipment worth billions of naira at the Central Medical Store in Kogi State by hoodlums.
The Minister who described the hoodlums as enemies of the State, also called on the State Government not to be deterred by the unfortunate incident, but be focused in repositioning the health sector for efficient service delivery.
The Minister of State, who acknowledged that the devastation of medical equipment in the State was worrisome, however expressed the hope that the State would bounce back better and stronger.
In her words; ” My heart was broken when I saw the wanton destruction of our essential drugs warehouse by hoodlums.
Nevertheless, I am convinced beyond any reasonable doubt that this trying period is just a passing phase, and Kogi State will come out better and stronger. I urged Governor Yahaya Bello not to be deterred by this very sad development,but be focused in his health sector recovery efforts”.
The minister also commended the State Police command for the arrest of suspected looters of items at various warehouses in Lokoja and called on the Commissioner of Police to arrest criminals masquerading as protesters in the State.