Governors of Taraba, Enugu & Cross Rivers in critical health condition!
The health conditions of Governors Sullivan Chime of Enugu State, Liyel Imoke of Cross River State and of course Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State are giving their people sleepless nights.
Danbaba is lying critical ill in a Hanova Germany hospital as a result of injuries he sustained when a private jet he personally flew from Jalingo to Adamawa crashed into a bush. He was in the plane with four aides all of who are equally in critical conditions in a different hospital.
There have been reports that Danbaba’s brain has damaged, thereby making him a ‘human vegetable.’ But Taraba State commissioner for information Emma Bello told newsmen that the governor is responding to treatment.
On his own, Governor Imoke has been out of Cross River State for over two months due to medical issues. There have been rumours that the governor is dead but the state information commissioner released a press statement last week saying the governor was not dead but receiving treatment abroad.
He stated that the governor before leaving the country had written a formal letter informing the State Assembly that he would be away for medical treatment. The governor was not in the state when the last Calabar carnival took place. His wife Obioma was in charge of proceedings that day.
Rumours were everywhere on Saturday that Sullivan Chime, Governor of Enugu State was dead. And like the others, the state commissioner for information came out to say that the governor was still alive but receiving treatment abroad. Chime has been away from the state for over three months.
Ironically, all the affected governors are receiving treatments abroad, a development that provokes the people of Nigeria and their separate states to anger as they wonder why the nation’s leaders cannot fix the problems of the country’s health sector instead of running overseas whenever they have health challenges.
Whatever is the case, it should worry all well meaning Nigerians that three out of 36 state governors are in critical health condition while their people wallow in ignorance, diseases and pain.