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Musa-Olomu Advocates Human Capacity Devt To Strengthen Nigeria's Economy In Post Covid-19 Era


Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 

ABEOKUTA - For Nigeria to effectively build a healthy post covid-19 nation, it must enhance its human capacity development  for a viable economy. 


The Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun state, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu gave the advice on Saturday at the 2020 World Television Day organized by the Consolidated chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Ogun state.


Olomu who spoke on the theme: "Building a Post Covid-19 Nigeria" said government at all levels should invest in human development as they are the most vulnerable. 


He explained that, to further build the economy government should look inward and partner universities of agriculture in the country to encourage mass production of food.


He said special university of health must spring up to cater for the inadequacies in the workforce of health workers in the country. 


"It is the people that we have to build because people are at the centre of everything. For Nigeria to effectively build a building post covid-19 nation, it must build people. 


"FG should look inward and partner the universities of agriculture to encourage mass production of food. We need to focus on agriculture and other sectors of the economy such as tourism."


Olomu therefore called on Ogun state government to compensate teachers whose teaching period will have to be doubled because of covid-19 lecture spacing. 


He equally enjoined the National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to step up its crusade and war against importation of fake and hard drugs in the country. 


Speaking earlier, the Chairman, Ogun NUJ Consolidated chapel, Mr. Kazeem Olowe said this year's celebration of World Television Day became necessary due to the challenges facing the country in the year 2020 with a focus on the country's health sector's challenges and opportunities. 


Olowe maintained that, year 2020 is loaded with many events that affects human well-being with prolong battle with Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown to the EndSARS protest, not minding the ASUU strike, fuel and electricity tariff increase. 


"As a group of practicing broadcast journalists, the responsibility of celebrating the World Television day falls on us and we have decided to take up the responsibility by not only celebrating, but to take advantage of today to look at the aftermath of the pandemic, building a post covid-19 Nigeria with a focus on the country's health sector- challenges and opportunities. 


"Let me assure you that, we shall continue to be peoples advocate and promoter of truth, fairness, justice and equity. We shall continue to write credible reports, serve as watchdogs in the society and remain committed to the promotion of professional standard.


"No nation can be greater than the level of her people, people produce the leaders they have and for a nation to succeed, their must be justice. 


"I want to appeal to us all to love one another, live in peace, shun corruption, greed and builds nation where peaceful and justice will reign."

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