President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of three additional orthopaedic hospitals.
Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, made the announcement on Wednesday at the inauguration of the Primary Health Care(PHC) Leadership Challenge at the State House.
The event was organised by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) in collaboration with development partners.
Ehanire disclosed that the President approved siting of the orthopedic hospital in three regions.
“North-East has one; the North-Central has one and the South-South has one; in Benin, Jos and Jalingo respectively”, NAN quoted him saying.
Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed said N471.9 billion had been disbursed to states under the $1.5billion World Bank-Assisted States Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Programme.
She added that all the 36 states had fully domesticated the fiscal reforms in their public financial management system.