Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, appealed to the striking doctors in the state to return to work, insisting that their demands were “simply impossible.”
He reminded them that money may come and go but “live lost cannot be replaced.”
The governor also implored the doctors to return to work if only for the sake of residents, especially the sick ones whose lives are at risk due to the strike.
Fashola, who made the remarks at the commemoration of his administration’s 1,800 days in office, in Ikeja, said he would not interfere in local governments’ administration in the state the same way he would not want the president to interfere in his administration.
The governor, however, disclosed plans in the short-term to build Primary Health Centres, PHCs, in collaboration with the councils that would deliver 24 hours services to the residents of Lagos. Both governments are committed to this project. Both governments have also jointly committed itself to a reliable primary education.”