NASS Urged To Halt Leaders From Seeking Treatments Abroad

Youth Alliance for Good Governance and National Unity, a pro-democracy group with its branch in the United States, has urged the National Assembly to enact a law that will prevent political office holders from undergoing treatments in foreign countries.
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In a press release that was jointly signed by Comrades Reuben Akpah and Temitope Abu, the National Coordinator and General Secretary respectively yesterday, the group said that Nigerian legislators should restrict political leaders from seeking medical services abroad except on rare cases where special expertise needed is not available in Nigeria.
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While commending Governor Idris Wada of Kogi state for believing in the ability and capability of Nigerian doctors, by insisting that he would like to receive medical treatments in the country after the accident he had along Ajaokuta-Lokoja road in December, 2012, Youth Alliance for Good Governance and National Unity urged the governments in Nigeria at all levels to improve on the health facilities in order to avoid wasting huge funds on foreign treatments.
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On 2015 presidential election, the group call for more supports for the Governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Sule Lamido, stressing that primordial sentiment should be put away since it has become imperative that a good, honest, dedicated and selfless leader like the governor is what Nigeria needs at this time.
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The group, however, commended the leadership of the Jigawa State House of Assembly for its efforts in salvaging the nation, by joining well-meaning Nigerians to call on Alhaji Lamido to join the 2015 presidential race.
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“The action of the Jigawa State House of Assembly is a testimonial to Alhaji Sule Lamido’s extant leadership qualities and singular fact that he has performed creditably well in transforming the state despite the meagre resources available to the state” the statement reads in part.
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On the corruption case involving the Police Pension office, the group condemned the judgement delivered by Justice Abubakar Talba, noting that sending the accused person, Mr. John Yakubu Yusuf who allegedly defrauded the Board and pensioners of 27.2billion Naira, to only a two year imprisonment with750,000 naira option of fine, was an abuse on the judiciary.
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Calling on the National Assembly to urgently commence the process of reviewing the country’s Criminal and Penal Codes to conform to the present reality, the group urged President Goodluck Jonathan-led federal government to be more proactive in the fight against corruption.

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