Monday, April 19, 2021
Home News I DIDN'T KNOW OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN NIGERIA WAS BAD LIKE...

I DIDN’T KNOW OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN NIGERIA WAS BAD LIKE THIS, UNTIL COVID -19 WIDESPREAD -BOSS MUSTAPHA

Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says he never knew Nigeria’s healthcare system was in a very bad state until the coronavirus pandemic.

Mustapha said his role as the chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19 opened his eye to the current state of Nigeria’s healthcare infrastructure.

He was speaking when the task force met with the leadership of the national assembly in Abuja on Thursday regarding the pandemic.

“I can tell you for sure, I never knew that our entire healthcare infrastructure was in the state in which it is util I was appointed to do this work,” the SGF said.

He said if developed countries are overwhelmed and struggling to contain the coronavirus, “then Nigeria needs to improve its own”.

“My prayer is that Nigeria’s situation does not escalate to that extent because the country lacked what is required to handle the situation,” he added.

Mustapha also harped on the need for transparency and accountability in managing the health crisis, adding that the task force will not be directly involved in the disbursement of cash donations for COVID-19.

“The accountant-general of the federation has already published the account details for collection through some commercial banks and also provided the modalities for its utilisation,” he said.

“All the main COVID-19 accounts shall be domiciled in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). However, all non-cash donations shall be duly received by the PTF, acknowledged, documented and appropriately deployed.”

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

RIVERS STATE LOCAL GOVT. POLL: PDP COASTS 23 COUNCIL SEATS AND 319 COUNCILLORSHIP POSITIONS.

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has cleared all elective positions in the April 17, 2021 local government polls...

RAMADAN SEASON: PRAY FOR PEACE, ECONOMIC PROSPERITY, SEN. ORIOLOWO URGES MUSLIMS

Senator (Engr.) Adelere A. Oriolowo, a member of the Upper Chamber in the 9th Assembly has urged all...

IWO LIBERAL GROUP EXTOLS HON. SANLINSILE ON HIS BIRTHDAY AS THE GROUP RELEASES CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO HONOUR HIM…….

A political stalwart and current All Progressive Congress, APC, Caretaker Committee Secretary in Osun State, Hon. Alhaji Rasaq...

FCT LG ELECTION: WE ARE ON COURSE TO CONDUCT CREDIBLE PRIMARY IN SPITE INEC SHORT NOTICE – ENGR. UMAR ADAJI, APC PUBLICITY SECRETARY, FCT.

FCT Chapter of All Progressive Congress, APC, has assured the members and all aspirants vying for elective positions in the forthcoming FCT...

FG APPOINTMENTS: IWO LIBERAL GROUP CONGRATULATES IWO BORN VETERAN JOURNALIST, LIAD TELLA AND 4 OTHERS

A body of Concerned Citizens of Iwo, popularly known as Iwo Liberal Group (ILG), has joined other...