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Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Omooba77: 9:21am On Apr 10, 2020
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has decried the poor state of Nigeria’s healthcare infrastructure.

Mr Mustapha, who is also the chairman of the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19, said he realised how bad it was, after he was appointed to head the team. He made this known during a meeting with the leadership of the national assembly on Thursday.

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

While he noted that the pandemic has provided the opportunity to examine the state of the national health care systems which is in dire need of reforms and funding, he said the weaknesses in Nigeria’s health systems became more glaring given the way more established health systems in Europe and America collapsed under pressure.

He, however, assured that there are plans to lay a legacy foundation for the immediate, medium and long-term development of the health system in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic across the country.

To this end, he said, the taskforce has proposed to utilise the resources being mobilised in a “strategic manner.” This includes:

Direct development and delivery of critical infrastructure to states by donors; direct procurement and delivery of personal protective equipment and other critical equipment by donors; deployment of rapid response teams to states for capacity building and support; and expansion of the testing capacity in the country.

Mr Mustapha added that for transparency and accountability, the taskforce will not be directly involved in the collection and disbursement of the 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. All the main COVID-19 accounts shall be domiciled in the Central Bank of Nigeria.

“However, all non-cash donations shall be duly received by the PTF, acknowledged, documented and appropriately deployed,” he said.

Tasks for national assembly

Mr Mustapha further explained that Nigeria, like the rest of the world, is at war against a dangerous enemy and all hands must be on deck to successfully prosecute the war.

To this end, he charged the national assembly to:

• Develop a legislative framework to prepare Nigeria for any future pandemic;

• Develop a legislative framework for reforming and transforming Nigeria’s healthcare systems;

• Strengthen the legislative framework for economic growth through domestic manufacturing;

• Deepen the legislative oversight during this pandemic and beyond;

• Pass legislations that will further ease the ability of the executive to cushion the impact of the economic decline and

• Be part of community mobilization and enlightenment efforts.

While applauding the taskforce for the work done so far, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, advised the team to have a better coordination of the donations received from public-spirited individuals, corporate bodies and Institutions to avoid duplications or the relevant bodies working at cross purposes.

Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate
“First of all, you are supposed to be the custodian of all the challenges that we face as far as COVID-19 is concerned. If any state has a challenge, I am sure there is a proper structure and route for reporting, so that you take down the situation and take the necessary steps.

“I believe that we face one critical challenge today in our fight against COVID-19. We have donations made by various organisations, corporate bodies and so on but it is my candid opinion that there is no coordination.

“The Corporate Nigera, as I was told as at yesterday (Wednesday), has gathered N22 billion; the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), I was told had 28 million dollars; CBN and the banks, I don’t know how much they have. The National Assembly, the ministers and so many individuals and Institutions have also made donations,” he said.

He also suggested that donations should go to just one common platform as against multiple accounts.

“I believe we must have a central body and not the PTF nor the corporate groups should receive and manage the funds but based on what the constitution provides for.

“Where everybody is just collecting and spending, I think it will lead us in a very bad shape. When people contribute their funds, they want to see such funds properly utilised. They want to see efficiency. They want to see transparency. They want to see accountability and of course, probity in what the funds are used for.

“There could be duplication, working across purposes. At the end of the day, there will certainly be inefficiency in the application of such resources. But this meeting is going to give us opportunity to discuss this and the way forward.”

The meeting, he said, is aimed at ensuring that performance is improved and service delivery is effective and efficient.

President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the distribution of stimulus package to the most vulnerable during the lockdown. He had also ordered that impounded rice be distributed across the 36 states to cushion the effect of the pandemic.

The ministry of humanitarian affairs has since announced the distribution of the first tranche of five billion naira.

The number of confirmed cases in the country has been on the increase. As of 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, the NCDC announced a total of 288 cases including seven deaths.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/health/health-news/387036-i-never-knew-nigerias-healthcare-infrastructure-was-in-such-bad-state-sgf.html

Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by DanseMacabre(m): 9:24am On Apr 10, 2020
The headline itself don do me. Boss Mustapha, God punish you!

How would you know when you and your depraved band of looting compatriots jet abroad for even headache

Wow, I made FTC! My hunger don disappear small, Alhamdullilahi.


Seun, where the relief package wey I hear say you dey use Npower FTC beneficiaries

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Omooba77: 9:26am On Apr 10, 2020
DanseMacabre:
The headline itself don do me. Boss Mustapha, God punish you!

Like Always say, the greatest fear is that those leading are not really aware of the problem.

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by DominusPrime: 9:26am On Apr 10, 2020
I'm sure you didn't also know there's corruption in the country, not to talk of the billions squandered by apc supposedly for the National Hospital Abuja. Anyway you wouldn't know as your treatment is sponsored abroad by tax payers' money.

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by DanseMacabre(m): 9:28am On Apr 10, 2020
Omooba77:


Like Always say, the greatest fear is that those leading are not really aware of the problem.

Bros they are fully aware. They simply turn a blind eye.

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by richidinho(m): 9:31am On Apr 10, 2020
Na God go punish him

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Baawaa(m): 9:36am On Apr 10, 2020
This shows that we don't have government in this country, simply because they cannot travel out of the country for treatment as usually.

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Iamgrey5(m): 9:38am On Apr 10, 2020
Why would he know anything about Nigeria angry

Slight headache they go abroad

Their children want to have a baby, they go abroad.

Their children have malaria, they instantly call their doctors abroad for help.

Imagine a whole SGF saying he doesn't know the shape of Nigerian hospitals!

What is he then doing in that office?

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Niggmatic: 9:39am On Apr 10, 2020
Omooba77:


Like Always say, the greatest fear is that those leading are not really aware of the problem.

Who told you?

Don't be decieved. They are the ones that loot the budgetary allocations.

Why are they going to UK for treatment?

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Throwback: 9:40am On Apr 10, 2020
DanseMacabre:


Bros they are fully aware. They simply turn a blind eye.

Even if they were not fully aware since Nigeria is just a cash cow to them while they and their children are already citizens of other sane countries, they are now forced to remain in Nigeria and suffer for their ignorance and neglect of Nigerian infrastructural neglect and incapacity.

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Valkrie: 9:45am On Apr 10, 2020
Why you go know when you guys are busy chopping all the monies...!!
Even the imported China doctors can't save una.
What's the point of hiring an experience driver to come and drive car that the engine is already knocked...?
Simply one step forward and ten step backward...!!

Oni...Yeye...!!

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Ishilove: 9:49am On Apr 10, 2020
Unfortunate people

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by GamalNasser: 9:50am On Apr 10, 2020
For real? You never knew? What kind of people are these ? I am livid right now !!!!!

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Nobody: 9:53am On Apr 10, 2020
The same will happen to our Universities soon

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by psucc(m): 9:57am On Apr 10, 2020
Even Boss who was not a name in the corridor of power was also detached from reality. How much more Buhari who did not even seek to up grade himself academically, mentally, materially, etc except to be the President of Nigeria.

This is sad.

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Omooba77: 9:58am On Apr 10, 2020
Ishilove:
Unfortunate people
Why una dey all this why lolo?

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Racoon(m): 9:59am On Apr 10, 2020
Imagine the SGF of a nation saying this nonsense.Even if he's not directly involved in administration of the moribund health sector, he must have been in meetings wherein the minister of health or stakeholders in health issues have briefed the president about the sorry state of our health facilities.

While, nothing new.Boss Mustapha have simply re-confirmed the great disconnection between the govt & the pple they're administering as most of them dont seek healthcare in Nigeria.What a shame of a nation.

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Mysticwebb: 9:59am On Apr 10, 2020
How will he know when him, Buhari and Co travels out for any slightest illness despite the president promising otherwise during his 2015 campaign?
Now that he knows, what have they genuinely done to reverse it?

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by helinues: 10:00am On Apr 10, 2020
Yet billions are been awarded yearly on health care

God punish all of una

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by sammyj: 10:03am On Apr 10, 2020
This is lip service as long as you are your cronies continue to travel out overseas for medical treatment! The biggest problem in this country are the politicians, civil services and the elites. shocked

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Blue3k(m): 10:03am On Apr 10, 2020
He, however, assured that there are plans to lay a legacy foundation for the immediate, medium and long-term development of the health system in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic across the country.

Lol you didn't know because you're probably traveling out for healthcare like our president. If you guys stepped out your ivory towers you notice things. If a global pandemic cant elitist change in policybnothing will.

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Nobody: 10:05am On Apr 10, 2020
DanseMacabre:
The headline itself don do me. Boss Mustapha, God punish you!

How would you know when you and your depraved band of looting compatriots jet abroad for even headache?

Covik one nine is waiting for all of them in their sophisticated UK and American hospitals.
Sai baba.


cc lzaa itooworwor johnmartus

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by kokoA(m): 10:19am On Apr 10, 2020
You can now see that we have foreigners ruling over us.

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Lovelive: 10:35am On Apr 10, 2020
Boss Mu, are you people lizards or leaders?

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Swagahyk(m): 10:36am On Apr 10, 2020
Clown

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by korrej(m): 10:36am On Apr 10, 2020
Yes he doesn't know...he has never been sick. He has never been to a hospital!

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Frenchkiss564: 10:38am On Apr 10, 2020
Hmmm

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by huptin(m): 10:38am On Apr 10, 2020
You didn't know Nigeria's health infrastructure was such in a bad state, but you were always running abroad any time you cough, what were you running from? Witches and wizards?

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Mykel51(m): 10:39am On Apr 10, 2020
And you guys just legit cut the budget for the health sector...

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Omooba77: 10:39am On Apr 10, 2020
kokoA:
You can now see that we have foreigners ruling over us.

That is why sometimes you wonder about some of this there so called programmes. They just rolled out programmes without any means of solving Nigeria problems. Yet the Youth will be destroying there own future supporting these people that common headache they run to London.

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by Swagahyk(m): 10:52am On Apr 10, 2020
Valkrie:


Why you go know when you guys are busy chopping all the monies...!!
Even the imported China doctors can't save una.
What's the point of hiring an experience driver to come and drive car that the engine is already knocked...?
Simply one step forward and ten step backward...!!

Oni...Yeye...!!

The fact you quoted that long statement made whatever point you have irrelevant .
You need to attend a course on 'Nairaland Comment and Quoting Studies'

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Re: Boss Mustapha: I Never Knew Nigeria’s Healthcare Infrastructure Was In Bad State by LZAA: 10:59am On Apr 10, 2020
imhotep:

Covik one nine is waiting for all of them in their sophisticated UK and American hospitals.
Sai baba.


cc lzaa itooworwor johnmartus
grin grin

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