The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and state commissioners of health have met in Abuja to develop strategies to transform primary healthcare delivery in the country. Speaking at the two-day summit, which began on Thursday, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, affirmed that Nigeria was yet to attain the level of providing the quality of healthcare required by its population.
Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has advised state governments to accord priority to the development of secondary healthcare system in their respective states. Ehanire made the call at the inauguration of a two-day meeting for commissioners of health organised by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), on Thursday in Abuja.
The State Governors under the auspices of the Governors’ Forum resolved to address the lingering issue of Right of Way (RoW) charges in a bid to deepen broadband penetration in the country and promote a Digital Economy for a Digital Nigeria.
Governors of the 36 states of the federation have, again, rejected what they see as the excessive deductions from the allocations of states, which is benefitted from the federal government’s budget support facility.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) says it is working with the Federal Ministry of Health and other agencies to intensify efforts to control Lassa Fever in the country, as well prevent any case of the Coronavirus in the country.
The governors of the 36 states of the federation on the platform of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), have said that while there are no plans to backtrack on the N30,000 minimum wage, the consequential impact on the upper cadre must be renegotiated.