President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that his administration would ensure that Nigerians have access to affordable, efficient and equitable healthcare services without the risk of impoverishment.

He made the pledge when he received the report on ‘‘Funding Universal Healthcare Delivery in Nigeria’’ by the Senior Executive Course 41 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS Kuru in Jos.

The President directed relevant agencies of government to review the submission and ensure its integration into ongoing policies and programmes.

Buhari recalled that in late 2018, he approved the study theme for the 2019 Senior Executive Course because of his desire to address the challenges in the country’s health delivery system and improve the well being of citizens. He added that “Nigeria is signatory to UN Sustainable Development Goals and committed to achieving Universal Health Coverage, UHC aspirations by 2030.

Earlier, the Director-General of NIPSS, Habu Galadima said in exploring the theme,  the participants, engaged in series of lectures and seminars, brainstorming sessions, as well as study tours, both domestic and international, with a view to obtaining clear perspectives on funding universal healthcare delivery in Nigeria.