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FG targets $3bn investment under renewed health initiative

Tinubu’s fiscal profligacy stokes CBN’s aggressive monetarism

…to engage 120,000 health workers, revamp 17,000 PHCs

President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday unveiled health sector-wide Compact with State governors and sector partners that will create opportunities to expand service delivery, targeting $3 billion investment with a view to engaging 120,000 new workers as well as over revamping 17,000 primary healthcare centers by 2027.

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The service compact, is a Strategic blueprint, to “save lives, reduce both physical and financial pain and produce health for all Nigerians ” anchored around Nigeria’s progress towards Universal Health Coverage.

President Tinubu in his speech, said the compact would improve population health outcomes and allow access to affordable and quality health services for all Nigerians.

Tinubu, who noted that health is not just the absence of disease, said his Administration would ensure delivery of sound health for all Nigerians under the initiative.

The president, who assured Nigerians that “health is back on the front burner for all Nigerians”, declared that by increasing investment in health sector, government would accelerate all- round development

He assured Nigerians that his Administration would work with the governors to deliver on health, saying “this is not issues of political aspirations or affiliation, it is part of the promises we made, here we are, they gave us the mandate, we promised to seve them and now, we must deliver.”

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“My administration will continue to work with all of you in eqquiping and training all frontline healthcare workers. We must help our people by revatilising healthcare homes. We are committed to retraining our healthcare workers to strengthen their professional capabilities”, he said.