Gov Sule flags off state health insurance scheme

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has flagged off the state health insurance scheme, with the distribution of identity cards to over 1200 beneficiaries.   This was just as Engineer Sule equally flagged of the second phase of the free medical outreach earlier started by his administration in its first 100 days, with 700 persons benefiting from the comprehensive basic healthcare, as well as 15 surgeries to be conducted free of charge.   The Governor flagged off the twin events in Awe, headquarters of Awe Local Government Council, on Tuesday.…

Education, health remain my Govt’s priority– Gov Bello …  receives report on CUSTECH’s college of Medicine take-off

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has promised that his administration would mop out every available fund to ensure that its Health and education institutions gets the deserving attention it required to position them among the best in the country. Governor Bello made this known on Monday while receiving a report on the take-off of the College of Medicine at the Confluence University of Technology, Osara and other related matters. The Governor noted that the Committee’s estimated amount of over 2 billion naira as indicated in its report to facilitate the…

Gov Sani Bello inaugurates 20 Man committee on Gender-Based Violence

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has inaugurated a 20-man committee on Gender-Based Violence GBV in order to curb all forms of violence against both genders in the state. Inaugurating the committee at Government House, Minna, Governor Sani Bello described the event as important considering the increase in Gender-Based Violence in the society which he said has translated to abuse of human rights in recent times. Governor Sani Bello, who observed that Gender-Based Violence was not restricted to only female gender but the male as well, explained that constitution of…

COVID-19: Niger Govt to sign an Executive order for compulsory use of face mask ….. violators to pay five thousand naira fine

Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has directed the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State to prepare an executive order for the enforcement of compulsory use of face Mask in the State following the surge in the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the State.   The directive followed a holistic briefing of the activities of the State COVID-19 Committee to the Governor, as well as the current situation of the dreaded pandemic in the State.   Governor Sani Bello who said the order will take effect…

Gov Sule’s US trip: World Medical Relief to equip Lafia Infectious Diseases Centre free of charge

The World Medical Relief, Inc, a multi-funded, non-profit charitable organization, based in Detroit, Michigan, in United States, has made a commitment towards equipping the Lafia Infectious Deseases Control Centre, free of charge. Nasarawa State Governor,  Engr.Abdullahi Sule, disclosed this while signing into law, the 2021 Appropriation Bill, at a ceremony at the Government House, on Wednesday. According to Engr. Sule,  Nigeria’s former Minister of Health,  Dr. Mohammed Pate, who was previously with the Bill Gates Foundation but now working with the United Nations, impressed by the infectious diseases control centre…

Kwara gets historic accreditation to train resident doctors

The Ilorin General Hospital has been accredited to train resident doctors after it was adjudged fit for that purpose by the Faculty Board of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. The hospital has also been accredited to train resident doctors in family medicine, according to a correspondence from the West African College of Physicians. The accreditation, which was the first in the history of the state’s premier general hospital, followed its fulfilment of several criteria such as relevant equipments needed for such postgraduate training.…

Senate moves to amend Medical and Dental Practitioners law  …Considers bill to boost infrastructural devt in rural areas

The Senate has began the process of amending the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act which was last amended 28 years ago, with the introduction of the Medical and Dental Practitioners Bill 2020, presently before the Upper Chamber. The piece of legislation which scaled second reading on the floor during plenary on Tuesday seek to review the legal framework for the regulation of Medicine and Dentistry in Nigeria. Sponsor of the bill, Senator Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe (APC – Kwara Central), while leading debate on the bill, recalled that the Medical and…

Gov Sule launches second phase of measles immunization, commissions primary healthcare facility

Nasarawa State Governor,  Engr Abdullahi Sule, has launched the measles second dose MCV2 immunization, into routine immunization schedule, aimed at reducing the prevalence of measles in children under the age of five. Gov Sule flagged off the exercise at a ceremony that took place in Kana/Apau, in Kokona Local Government Area, on Monday. The Governor, at the event, equally commissioned and took over an ultra modern primary healthcare facility, constructed through the Save One Million Lives initiative, supported by the World Bank, aimed at strengthening the capacity, as well as…

Gov Sule inaugurates state CARES steering committee to access $20m facility

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has inaugurated the State CARES Steering Committee (N-SCSC), to facilitate the implementation of the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES) in the state. Engineer Sule inaugurated the 9-man committee at a ceremony held at the Government House, on Wednesday. According to the Governor, CARES, a World Bank assisted programme, will be driven and implemented in the state by the Nasarawa State a Community and Social Development Agency, as well as the Fadama III,  by helping to increase existing social transfers, for the benefit…

Osinbajo commissions state-of-the-art Nasarawa infectious diseases centre

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has commissioned the state-of-the-art Nasarawa State Infectious Diseases, Diagnosis and Research Centre, in Lafia, the state capital. Performing the ceremony on Tuesday, the Vice President, described the centre as a landmark achievement, the first of its kind in West Africa and probably across the entire continent. Osinbajo commended both the immediate past Governor of the state,  Senator Umaru Tanko Al-makura, for initiating the project, as well as incumbent Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, for ensuring that the vision came to fruition,he said the edifice was a…