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Aregbesola 'Governor wants to employ witch doctors in hospitals,' PDP

The PDP spokesman in Osun state also accused the Governor of disrupting the educations system in the state.

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Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, Governor of Osun state play

Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, Governor of Osun state


The current mis-understanding between the Osun government and striking doctors have taken another twist.

This time, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state has accused Governor Rauf Aregbesola of planning to sack qualified doctors from the hospitals, and replace them with witch doctors.

According to Premium Times, the Ekiti state PDP spokesman, Diran Odeyemi said “Now that all the ill-conceived measures to cow the doctors have failed and the Plan “B” of replacing them with new intakes had been frustrated by the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Governor Aregbesola, wants to experiment with the use of native doctors.”

Adding that the “Governor Aregbesola has a rich history of odd actions all in a bid to be ‘unique’. If a governor could unilaterally change the education system in Osun from the 6-3-3-4 operating across the country to 4-6-3 by recategorising primary and secondary schools in the state to Elementary, Middle and High Schools, then his plans to replace orthodox medical doctors with native doctors in this modern age cannot be dismissed with a wave of hand.”

Odeyemi also accused the Governor of disrupting the educations system in the state.

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He said “It is truly depressing that a once shining light among states of the federation could be reduced to the least in every aspect that is noble in the space of five years.

“Osun in the last WAEC rating was 29th and least in the entire South West of Nigeria. In 2010, this same state was 9th in the entire country according to WAEC rating.”

Governor Rauf Aregbesola was recently accused of withholding the October and November salaries of doctors in the state.

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