Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called on West African countries to improve their levels of cooperation to better address problems of
healthcare access and out-of-school children, among other human development indices.

Osinbajo said this at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, when he received the
Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, Nuno Nabiam, ahead of Thursday’s
ECOWAS Integrated Regional Human Capital Development forum
hosted by the National Economic Council.

Osinbajo noted that Nigeria’s National Economic Council has done a lot
of work on Human Capital Development, focusing on various challenges
including questions around out of school and healthcare access and
would significantly improve the human development indices in West
Africa.

He, however, acknowledged that the indices show that a lot more work
still needed to be done.

Prof. Osinbajo commended President Umaro Embalo of Guinea Bissau
for his strong support for Nigeria, describing him as a very good friend
of the country and the President Muhammadu Buhari.