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Gowon seeks adequate funding for health sector

Nigeria’s former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd)

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Nigeria’s former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon has called for more investment in the nation’s health sector.

This, according to the former military leader, will enable the country meet the medical needs of its citizens.

He made the call in Benin City, Edo State, on Saturday at the 50th anniversary celebration of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital whose commissioning he had attended as head of state on May 12, 1973.

General Gowon said it was time Nigeria’s health sector adapted to current medical realities.

“The healthcare landscape is constantly evolving and we must continue to adapt and innovate to meet the challenging needs of our patients. Let us renew our commitment to providing quality health care to all Nigerians.” He stressed.

On his part, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire applauded UBTH for what he described as “excellent service delivery” to the people.

“The UBTH has, over and beyond that, begun to provide itself as a major centre of excellence,” the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said.

“It’s speeding up its own reputation in cancer treatment. Very soon, it will be creating more assets for cancer treatment,” he said.

Governor Godwin Obaseki canvassed for more funding of government-owned institutions, saying it would enable them meet the needs of the public.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Tony Okerafor