Bola Tinubu, the president of Nigeria, has declared that the projected 2024 budget will prioritize strengthening the nation’s health system by making large expenditures and increasing budgetary allotment.
He urged Nigerian health workers working abroad to dedicate their time to return home and serve their people.
Nigerian President Tinubu urged countries seeking Nigerian health workers to consider the country’s interests during the unveiling of Nigeria’s Health Sector Renewal Investment Initiative.
Tinubu has announced plans to revamp physical infrastructure, equipment, and re-train frontline health workers starting in 2024, recognizing health as a fundamental human right.
“Nigeria’s commitment to achieving Universal Health Care Coverage is reflected in the unwavering dedication of my administration to uphold this right for every individual, young or old, in rural or urban areas,” the President said
On Tuesday, the Health Renewal Compact was signed by federal, state governments, and development partners as part of Universal Health Coverage Day activities.
Tinubu said, “Delivering improved quality health is an underpinning factor in my promise of Renewed Hope to Nigerians. That hope is ignited here today with the support of all multilateral partners and agencies; health is back on the front burner.
“This occasion marks an opportunity for collective reflection and action as we recommit ourselves to the noble pursuit of health for all