Residents must have a health insurance plan to access services-Niger Govt

The Niger State government has announced that every resident of the state must join a health insurance scheme in order to access health services.

This was revealed by the state’s health commissioner, Mohammed Makunsidi, during a post-council meeting held at the government house in Minna.

The Commissioners for Works and Infrastructure, Planning and Health summarized their presentations at the Executive Council meeting.

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The state government has confirmed that the 2.24 km (mile) Musa Abubakar-Bosso City Hotel-Pyata junction road which will cost over N951 million has been approved for construction.

Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mamman Musa, noted that the road which is to be completed in five months, is to be financed from the special projects fund of the 2022 budget and will provide access to the Bosso dam.

Planning Commissioner Zakari Abubakar gave a breakdown of medium-term revenues and expenditures from 2023 to 2025 based on expected revenues from crude oil price and production benchmark of $55 per barrel and 1, 6 million barrels per day respectively.

The health commissioner, who also gave a scorecard of the department’s performance, said that throughout this administration the government has focused on revitalizing more than 2,000 primary healthcare facilities to reduce pressure on secondary and tertiary institutions.

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