RIGHTS GROUP THREATENS TO SUE ENUGU GOVT FOR FAILING TO EQUIP DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE

For failing to equip the Enugu Diagnostics Centre built by the Sullivan Chime-led administration, a non-governmental organisation, Civil Rights Realisation and Advancement Network (CRRAN), has threatened to sue the Enugu state government for failing to equip the medical centre with necessary medical equipments.

The organisation in a letter to the Enugu State Government threatened that should the state government fail to equip the centre before the end of October, 2022, they will be forced to take legal action as they had earlier done which forced the then government to complete the complex they wanted to abandon.

Omotayo said the centre was built to help improve on the health needs of the people of the state and beyond and it should not be allowed to lie fallow.

Omotayo described the neglected centre as eyesore and posited that: “The complex housing the Enugu Diagnostics Center with overgrown weeds in the center of the city is an eyesore. The center if equipped would have solved various health needs of the citizens of Enugu state in particular and Southeast Nigeria as a whole.

“It is on record that it was through court action against the regime of former Governor Sullivan Chime, in the Suit: Civil Liberties Organisation V. Commissioner for Health Enugu State, Suit No. FHC//EN/M/263/2011, where the first decision on Freedom of Information Act (FOI), in Southeast Nigeria, was delivered in 2013, that forced the government of Sullivan Chime, to complete the construction of the Diagnostics Center, which it had earlier abandoned at the foundation level.”

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