“The President/Governor/Minister/Senator/Chief/ etc has called for XYZ…to do XYZ”
No critical questioning about the issues. No historical perspective, no context, no questions. This is moreso when there is a new appointee doing his round of familiarisation visits.
Here are a few reports from the first few weeks of our new Minister of HealthProfessor Babatunde Osotimehin.
Health Minister Professor Babatunde Osotimehin, yesterday unveiled his ‘Strategic Agenda for Health,’ which he said is aimed at addressing the challenges confronting the Nigerian health system, and to lay a foundation for a sustained reform of the system, in line with current and emerging challenges.…details in the Champion
…calls for the State,Local Government and other Health stakeholders to work together with theFederal Ministry of Health to ensure that the health indices in the country is improved. details at NPR
…tasks health professionals on work ethics. details in Vanguard
Lots of promises my people…lots of promises…
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has…Margaret Mead