Ahead of the November 3, 2019 governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, the state governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson and the former Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Timi Alaibe, have continued to accuse each camp of blackmail and betraying the party at various times.
With a staggering figure of 218,020 reported cases of HIV/AIDS in Akwa Ibom State, the people of the state sure have reasons to be bothered. With this figure, the Nigerian HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) has in its latest report published in March, 2019, declared Akwa Ibom as the state with the highest prevalence rate of people living with HIV AIDS in Nigeria.
Healthcare delivery plays a critical role in the development of any economy and indeed the society at large. The World Economic Forum had in 2017 ranked health and primary education on the fourth pair of global competitiveness critical to the advancement of nations’ economies.