FG to complete abandoned health-care projects in Ogun state


By Blessing Bature

The federal government has promised to complete all abandoned healthcare projects in Ogun state.

Minister of State for Health & Social Welfare, Dr. Tunji Alausa made the promise in Abeokuta at the weekend, during a working visit to Governor Dapo Abiodun of the state.

Alausa also advocated for unique support from the state to facilitate the upliftment of Primary Health care Centers across the nook and crannies of the state, adding that the federal government is optimistic about an increase in budgetary allocation through the Basic Health Programme, to meet up with global standard.

He disclosed that the federal government has agreed to increase the enrollment of medical personnel in health institutions, as well as fasttrack the signing of Health Act Bill for social welfare package of health practitioners across the board.

In a statement by the director of information in the ministry, Patricia Deworitshe, the minister stated the federal government’s commitment to support Ogun state government in the realization of its intentional achievable projects, especially in the area of the health sector.

Alausa explained the government’s preparedness to support the state in the area of health care delivery as one of the fundamental agendas of the present administration under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Earlier in his remarks, Governor Dapo Abiodin had appealed to the federal government to establish more health facilities and equip the existing ones with capable health and social workers.

The governor reiterated his administration’s commitment to health and social welfare of his people, adding that the state is looking forward to getting more fund through the federal government monthly allocation in order for the people to enjoy the dividends of democracy through health Social Insurance Programme.

He pledged his maximum support to the minister by giving adequate attention to both the federal and state health facilities within the state to achieve optimal primary mandate, even as he congratulated the minister for his desires to be serve his fatherland after his meritorious service years in the United States with a good track record in the health sector.