Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said the Federal Government has placed great emphasis on advancing the health of all Nigerians.
Osinbajo made this known in Abuja during the Launch of the Lancet Nigeria Commission: Investing in Health and the Future of the Nation organised by University College London supported by its local partner, Nigeria Health Watch.
According to him, the Federal Government has put Primary Health Care at the heart of reform efforts.
Osinbajo also expressed joy at the report put together by Nigerians which established the indisputable linkage between health investment and socio-economic development.
He said that the report proposed a new social contract centred on health to address Nigeria’s need to define the relationship between the citizen and the state.
Osinbajo maintained that the report further recommended prevention to be at the heart of health policy, given Nigeria’s young population, requiring a whole-of-government approach and community engagement.