By Our Reporter
As part of his commitment towards improving health care services in Nasarawa state, Governor Abdullahi Sule yesterday attended a meeting in Seattle USA aimed at wooing investors to come and invest in health sector in Nasarawa state. In statement issued in Lafia and signed by DG Strategic Communication and Press Affairs, Mallam Yakubu Lamai, recalled that Engineer Abdullahi A. Sule upon assumption office on May 29th 2019, quickly embarked on a State wide tour of medical outreach for the treatment of Glaucoma and Cataract surgery where five thousand two hundred and nine (5,209) people benefited from the medical outreach ranging from surgery, issuance of glasses and medicament in his first 100 Days as Governor of Nasarawa State.
The statement noted that Five months later, and in his avowed determination to continue to provide affordable healthcare services to the poorest citizens of Nasarawa State, especially the rural indigent poor who live in far-flung villages and can only have access to primary healthcare services, Governor Abdullahi A. Sule has joined Dangote Group and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in a high powered roundtable holding in Seattle, Washington, United States of America aiming at actualizing Nigeria’s vision to accelerate Human Capital Development by 2030.
“The two day Seattle meeting convened by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in collaboration with Dangote Group has a health centered agenda which is in sync with the focus of the Abdullahi A. Sule administration to sustain collaboration with Public Spirited Organizations, Development Partners and other Healthcare Givers towards effective delivery of healthcare services and implementation of Primary Healthcare under One Roof in Nasarawa State” the statement further added.
While indicating that the theme of the Seattle Meeting hinges around improving Health, Nutrition and Education especially for children under the age of 5 years old, with a target to reduce childhood stunted growth to 22% by 2030, the statement stressed that theme is also aimed at providing equitable access to affordable quality healthcare for every Nigerian.
It further revealed that Gov Abdullahi A. Sule is attending the Seattle roundtable on health and human capital development along with 12 other Governors from Nigeria, all of whom are vigorously engaged in extensive solution-based learning and discussions on new models to improve primary healthcare in their respective states.