A former Commissioner for Justice in Ondo state and Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, (SAN), yesterday challenged Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration to look into poor healthcare delivery and education standard in the state.
Jegede made the call in Akure while featuring live on “Political Podium”, a public affairs programme of Radio Nigeria Positive 102.5 FM.
The Senior Advocate, a former 2016 governorship Candidate of the PDP in ondo state, noted that it was disheartening that health sector that was enjoying high rating during the last Mimiko’s administration had become inaccessible and unaffordable for the masses under the present government.
Jegede also expressed reservation over education policies of the state government.
When he was asked to assess the administration of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in the last three years, Jegede who served as Attorney General and commissioner under the Olusegun Mimiko’s administration, pointed out that the government ought to have improved on the health and education sectors.
“Because I am a participant (in politics) and I want to be fair, to say first, I want to be objective as much as I can say, when you chose a government and whatever that happens thereafter, it is a consequent that you must bear; at least for a particular period, you will decide if you want such person to continue or not.”
“So, I would have loved, and I speak for myself, that first the educational platform, is broadened, I was in government, when we were in government schools were being built every time, called them whatever name you want, Mega Schools, free education.”
Jegede said, “when we were government, I also know as a matter of fact, school fees (by students at tertiary institutions) was at a very minimum rate, I would have loved, the present government further deducts it, instead of hike.
“I was part of the last administration, there was an access to medicare, people walked to Maternity Centres to get medicare, today what do we have, I would have loved more lives are saved. I would have loved that security is improved upon,” he lamented