Zamfara suffers from inexperienced, unexposed leaders - Rep Gusau
A member of the House of Representatives from Zamfara State, Rep Ibrahim Shehu Gusau, has said that the state has been suffering from “inexperienced and un-exposed leaders.”
Gusau who was addressing the House of Representatives journalists at a press conference said that there is glaring infrastructural deficit in areas of education, health, security and drinking water supply to the populace in the state.
He said the failure of government in the state was a reflection of the leadership qualities on ground.
He said perennial bad governance in the 15 years of democracy leaves hospitals in the state with only 10 medical doctors and “few nurses” to attend to patients.
“My place, Zamfara State, is being degraded so fast that I have to do something to rescue it, and 2015 is the time to do that. 16 years of democracy has not yielded anything for the people of the state. Take education, for instance, each time examinations are held, Zamfara State always scores the lowest; you can check the statistics.
“There are no infrastructures in the state, no medical facilities and personnel. A situation where you have less than ten doctors and nurses is a crisis of epic proportion, and the insecurity that has gone on unabated is unacceptable,” he said.
He explained that the state has been relying on medical doctors from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) since the mass exodus of doctors from the state as a result of poor remuneration.
On his recent defection to the PDP, he said since his ANPP certificate was retrieved back to INEC after the merger arrangement, he had the constitutional right to move to any party of his choice.
The lawmaker said his defection to PDP would be good for the state, saying the federal government’s projects in the state would now be in abundance when there is a PDP administration on the saddle in the state.