The Honourable Commissioner of health, Kogi State, Dr Saka Audu cries as he gives a report of the looted health sector. He could not hide his emotions even as he faced the camera to mention the extent of the loot.
He said, “The health sector was burgled and equipment worth billions of naira were stolen. Those that couldn’t be stolen like the walk-in refrigerator for immunization where our vaccines were stored. Components of our MRI and CT scan to be installed were vandalized beyond repair. Others were moved from the store and broken into pieces in nearby bushes.
“It is indeed a very unfortunate development that the State will find very difficult to recover from as we don’t have the capacity to provide what has been carted away or vandalized in a short time. The situation is worrisome and should be a cause of concern for all Kogites. As it sets us back many paces in our efforts to provide quality healthcare for all.”
“We are currently quantifying the extent of the damage and will eventually make public the list of stolen items and their cost implications. We are going to be unable to carry on with routine immunization to the good people of Kogi State.
“This is one of the saddest moments in my entire tenure as the Commissioner for Health. As I keep picturing gloomy and uncertain aftermath for Kogi State Health sector. I am indeed heartbroken and we are at a loss to come out of this predicament.”