Human Rights

Gombe state budgets N5.6b for health and water

The Gombe state government has earmarked N5.6 billion for the health sector and to also for the provision of water in the 2017 budget.

Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo had during the presentation of the budget last week explained that N2.57 billion was earmarked for the health sub-sector to enhance health care delivery to people in the state.

According to him, renovation, construction and equipping of primary and secondary healthcare facilities, provision of drugs and the staff have increased the confidence of people in the state’s healthcare system.

He encouraged students to read medical sciences to support the healthcare facilities in the state.

He said the state government had always prioritised the provision of water and health care disclosing that the state has since 2011so far spent N3.110 billion.

We have ensured the maintenance of existing water projects, extension of its supply system and provided water facilities to urban and rural areas,” the governor said.

He said that the state Primary Healthcare Development Agency has fully taken-off and providing needed services to people in the state and commended development partners for contributing towards improving the living standard of the people.

Source: Voice of Nigeria