The Federal Ministry of Health says it has expended over five billion naira on provision of health and humanitarian services in response to the effects of insurgency in Borno state.

The Minister of Health Isaac Adewole made the announcement during the Nigeria Humanitarian Response Dialogue organised by the ministry in Abuja with the theme: “Health in Humanitarian Response’’ aimed at creating a system that would respond to humanitarian issues nationally and other emerging areas of humanitarian response.

Adewole noted that Borno, as the epicenter of the conflict was found to have had the worst health indices and still in need of immediate intervention.

He said the health sector’s response to humanitarian crisis was initiated by the ministry in 2016.

According to the Minster, it is part of the Federal Government’s efforts to ensure quality healthcare delivery for affected communities, the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs and other vulnerable groups