There is a new Governor on the block and I am so excited, eager, hopeful, restless and impatient at the same time.
Excited about what is about to happen in this small but mighty state of ours.
Hopeful and adamant that it would be a 100 per cent all round evolution in all the sectors.
Restless to see the long-awaited, desperately needed upgrade and the miraculous revival that would befall the Health/Medical sector, as we have a Medical Doctor as the First Lady of Lagos State, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu.
Eager, and truly cannot wait to see what plans she will put in place or the benefits her influence will have on the medical sector and consequently the bills that will be passed and later implemented in Lagos State and hopefully Nigeria.
So I can fully take on and assume the role/passion & dream I have always had, and be that Medical lawyer (finally) with laws to back us up in Court (as there are currently little to no laws in that area/field). <selfish reason, yeah I know>
Extremely / Tremendously impatient, because I wish I could teleport myself to 2023 and see the beauty and glory that is Lagos State and tell you, “I told you so.”
I believe there are some futuristic and patriotic Doctors and Nurses that are elated and cannot wait to see what this new Government will do concerning the Health Sector of Lagos State. Hopefully this era reduces and helps to mitigate the brain drain impacting the Health Care sector as 9 in every 10 doctors are considering work opportunities in more developed countries.
You will agree with me that the Health sector of our beloved country has been begging and crying for a serious revival.
It indubitably requires, desires and deserves the most expensive make over one could think of. Seeing as Lagos State has always been the Centre of Excellence and in modern times, the pace setter in development and growth. I mean, it’s the most economically developed state, with the highest GDP. We Lagosians are anticipating the positive benefits and growth about to occur in the state.
Lagos state will hopefully never be the same again. No I didn’t see any genie and nor did I see any babalawo or mamalawo to tell me that. I vehemently refuse to let go of my hope for Nigeria; I simply feel it in my gut.
That’s all folks. Till next time….
By Adesola Osuntoki