President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the release of N100bn to health care investors and indigenous pharmaceutical manufacturers as an intervention by the federal government to expand their capital base and boost local production of medicines and medical consumables.
This was disclosed on Tuesday in Abuja during a meeting between the new executives of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the president.
He said, the loan would be facilitated through the Central Bank of Nigeria to support the private pharmaceutical sector.
Speaking on brain drain in the health sector, Buhari said he had directed the Minister of Health to look into ways of turning “brain drain” to “brain gain” by engaging top Nigerian medical experts in the diaspora in knowledge and skills repatriation.
The President extended a congratulatory message to a former president of the body Osahon Enabulele, president-elect of the World Medical Association, the first Nigerian to hold the position, he expressed confidence in Enabulele towards improving health care delivery in Nigeria and lower income countries.
NMA President Uche Rowland Ojinmah asked Buhari to ensure full and appropriate implementation of the National Health Insurance Authority Act, provision of “adequate work equipment, conducive work environment and necessary budget support as well as elongation of the retirement age for medical consultants to 70 years and 65 years for non-consultant doctors and other healthcare workers.
UTME TO RELEASE 2022 FIRST BATCH RESULTS THIS WEEK
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that the first batch of results for candidates who sat for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will be released this week.
JAMB’s Head, Public Affairs and Protocols (PAP), Dr Fabian Benjamin made this known through a public release.
He said that students who may not immediately see their results are advised to wait patiently, as they will eventually get it.
He advised candidates who may have difficulty viewing their results to only keep trying the right channel, and be wary of unscrupulous individuals who might want to cash in on their desperation.
He added that students having difficulty viewing their results should contact the nearest JAMB office for assistance, or follow relevant instructions on the official JAMB website.
Candidates are advised to log on to the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) result checking portal at https://portal.jamb.gov.ng/eFacility_/CheckUTMEResults,
Supply their registration Number or email address in the right column, click on ‘Check My Results’, and the result will be displayed on the screen.
Results can also be gotten without the use of internet via short code, by sending an SMS with the single word “Result” to 55019
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BE CIVIL IN YOUR CAMPAIGN, APC S/W ELDERS TO PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANTS.
The APC South West Elders Forum has frowned at the name callings and other personal attacks by Aspirants and their supporters on one another in the region.
The Elders had met with presidential, gubernatorial and National Assembly aspirants from the zone to put an end to unnecessary rivalry.
The meeting ended on a friendly note as aspirants were encouraged to test their popularity at the primary level.
According to an inside source, “the issue of betrayal was put to rest as the elders affirmed that everyone who desires to run for any political office whatsoever is not encumbered in any way at all.” After which the leaders and the aspirants reached a resolution to conduct a rancour free campaign.
The meeting had been convened by the first Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande and a former Governor of Ogun state, Chief Segun Osoba, both of whom served as Co-Conveners
In attendance at the Close door meeting were the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, former Lagos State Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi.
Also at the meeting, apart from the aspirants were the former Governor of Lagos State and Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Niyi Adebayo, Governors Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state and Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state. Others included former Osun State Governor and Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola and the APC National Secretary, Iyiola Omisore.
The Vice President being the highest ranking public officer from South West region was commended for a job well done.
Sources confirmed that Apc elders affirmed their position that all aspirants had the right to aspire to be president, however all aspirants were enjoined to exhibit the ‘Omoluabi’ in their politicking by shunning divisive rhetorics.
The Elders Forum stated categorically that the consultations with them would be continuous, while stressing the need to queue behind whoever emerges as the party’s candidate, stating that the cohesion of the South West must be sacrosanct.
They concluded that the party’s decision remains final.
Ibikunle Amosun, Ex-Ogun Governor Declares for President.
Former governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has declared his intention to contest for president in 2023.
The senator, currently representing Ogun Central Senatorial District in the Senate made his intention known on Thursday at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center, Abuja.
Dignitaries at the event include his wife, Olufunso Amosun, Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, lawmakers and traditional rulers.
“Today, I am formally announcing my candidacy for the Presidential ticket of our great party, the All Progressives Congress and the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I am so conscious of the immensity of the tasks that lie ahead in our country and the magnitude of the sacrifices that anybody who wishes to lead our country into the next phase must make” he disclosed.