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FG working to improve health, well-being of citizens: Minister

“This government does not care about your party affiliation, age, sex or religion. It is a renewed hope for all,” she said.

• June 12, 2024

The minister of state, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mariya Mahmoud, says the President Tinubu-led administration is working to improve the health and nutritional well-being of citizens.

Ms Mahmoud stated this during the rollout of “Renewed Hope Medical Outreach” in Kuje on Wednesday to celebrate Mr Tinubu’s one year in office.

The minister, who was represented by Adedolapo Fasawe, mandate secretary, Health Services and Environment Secretariat, FCT Administration, said that Mr Tinubu was putting measures in place to improve the country’s health indices.

She explained that the outreach was designed to provide free healthcare services to all residents of Kuje as a pilot area council.

She commended the turnout of the residents to access the services, adding that service would continue at health facilities and would be extended to other area councils and rural communities.

“Today, we have six different departments: antenatal care for pregnant women, general outpatients care, paediatrics, eye and dental care, nutrition services, HIV, hepatitis tests and follow-up care, among other services.

“We also have health insurance for pregnant women to guarantee continued access to health services for the next year.

“We have more than 1,000 people here to access various health services for free.

“We are assuring them that our doctors will see all of them and no one will be left behind.

“This government does not care about your party affiliation, age, sex or religion. It is a renewed hope for all,” she said.

Mr Mahmoud assured the residents of the commitment of the minister of the FCT, Nyesom Wike, to implement Mr Tinubu’s life-changing programmes in line with Mr Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda.

Also, Babagana Adam, permanent secretary in the FCTA’s Health Services and Environment Secretariat, assured FCT residents of improved and sustained access to quality healthcare services.

Mr Adam said that FCTA would continue to work with other relevant stakeholders to provide quality health services to more FCT residents, particularly the poor and vulnerable.

The chairman of Kuje Area Council, Abdullahi Sabo, who was represented by his chief of staff with the same name, described the outreach as life-changing.

Mr Sabo said that the council would continue to complement FCTA’s efforts to improve the health and nutrition well-being of the people.

Also speaking, the Gomo of Kuje, Haruna Jibrin, who is the traditional head of the area, described the medical outreach as the first of its kind in the council.

“The whole place is really filled with people seeking all kinds of healthcare.

“This is a demonstration of Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda,” he said.


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