Assembly, Agency collaborate to boost quality healthcare delivery in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa House of Assembly says it will continue to collaborate with the state Primary Healthcare Development Agency to boost quality healthcare services in the state.
Alhaji Mohammed Alkali (APC-Lafia North), the Chairman of the ad hoc Investigation Committee on Local Government funds, made this known on Wednesday when the management of the agency appeared before the committee in Lafia.
He said that the importance of healthcare delivery to the socio-economic development of the society cannot be overemphasised, hence the need for the assembly’s commitment in that direction.
While noting that a healthy nation is a wealthy nation, he said the support any effort at boosting healthcare service delivery.
Alkali noted that the committee have been receiving inputs from relevant stakeholders to find lasting solution to the issue of local government salary in order to improve the system.
“Our discussion with the management of the state Primary Healthcare Development Agency is fruitful.
“The work of the committee is not to witch hunt anybody, but to make sure that the right things are done to find lasting solution to issues affecting local government system in the state.
“We are happy that the agency is one of the best agencies in the country, committed to the health and wellbeing of the people of the state,” he said.
Alkali assured the people of the state of the assembly’s continued commitment to do the needful in order to come out with positive solutions to issues affecting the local government system.
Dr Usman Addis, the Executive Chairman of the agency, lauded the assembly members for their role in ensuring quality healthcare service delivery in the state.
He said the agency had put in place measures to checkmate truancy and encourage hard work to boost effective service delivery.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that he Speaker of State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, on July 16 set up the six-man committee to investigate the finances of the state Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
The committee is to investigate the non-payment of June salary of local government workers and other ‘unnecessary’ deductions from the council funds in the state. (NAN)

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