Akwa Ibom to spend N600m to improve healthcare facilities

by John Ojewale
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Mr Moses Essien (YPP-Ibiono Ibom) of the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly reveals that the house has earmarked N600 million for enhanced healthcare facilities in the state.

Essien, who chairs the House Committee on Health, made the announcement during a media interview with journalists in Uyo on Friday.

He explained that the funds were provided for the upkeep of state-owned healthcare facilities in the three senatorial districts.

He said that around 85 percent of the state’s 2024 budget is allocated to the improvement of hospital facilities throughout the state.

He pledged that the maternal and child hospital project initiated by the previous administration would be finished by the end of the year.

According to him:

“I am aware that the past administration initiated the hospital in Ibiono. It is not a project funded by the state government wholeheartedly.

“It is an MDG project of the Federal Government in partnership with the state government.

“As the chairman, House Committee on Health in the State House of Assembly, I have interacted with the commissioner for health on several occasions and I have also met with the governor personally who assured me that the hospital will be completed.

“I can assure you that in the 2024 budget, there is an amount of money set aside for the hospital to be completed, and I have no doubt that the project will be completed before the end of this year.”








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