FG Aims to Provide Healthcare for 50 Million Nigerians

The Federal Government of Nigeria has committed to ensuring healthcare access for more than 50 million citizens, particularly those who are vulnerable and elderly, by the year 2027.

This announcement was delivered by Salma Anas-Ibrahim, the Special Adviser to the President on Health, during the National Healthy Ageing Summit in Abuja. The summit, titled “Decade of Healthy Ageing in Nigeria: Assessment, Obstacles, and Path to Transformation,” served as the platform for this declaration.

Anas-Ibrahim emphasized that the government’s objective is to ensure that every individual is included in its comprehensive healthcare coverage initiative.

Her words: “As I’m speaking to you today as a special adviser to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, I want to reiterate to you that this is a critical stage in our lifetime in Nigeria, as we are transitioning to a new government of renewed hope and a renewed hope for the health sector.

“I would like to say that the President is committed to ensuring that we meet and realise our universal health care coverage, which also involves the health of the elderly people.

“No one will be left behind, not an elderly person or any other person will be left behind. The renewed hope health agenda of President Bola Tinubu is committed to covering over 50 million Nigerians, and most of them vulnerable, including the elderly, within the next four years, by the grace of God.”

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