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A former General Evangelist, Christ Apostolic Church, Prophet Samuel Abiara, has urged African leaders to show greater commitment to health sector development for the wellness of the citizens and the development of Africa in general.

While lamenting the current poor state of health facilities and other vital infrastructure across the continent, the cleric said purposeful and God-fearing leadership was crucial to addressing the challenges in Africa.

Abiara said this on Wednesday during an interview with journalists in Ibadan, Oyo State.

The cleric, who noted that much was still required to end the coronavirus pandemic, said Africa should not be left behind in the struggle to stamp out the scourge.

He added that the continent and its people must learn from the current problem threatening the soul of humanity.

He said, “Before now, the people in power had sought medical care overseas but now the reality is staring us in the face. This is a lesson for the government.

“They have to improve on our health sector and to equip our primary health centres. This is a sign for our government to put sophisticated equipment in our hospitals.

“The effect of COVID-19 is an eye-opener. Our health sector needs to be revived and it must be world standard.

“We cannot afford to lose lives on trivial health issues. Government at all levels must do the needful to invigorate our health care system. This is the best way to show that we value lives dearly.”

According to him, the entire world is currently feeling the heat of the coronavirus pandemic. This, he said, was one of the imminent signs of the end time.

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