CSOs Urge Gov Badaru To Release N100m BHCF Counterpart Funds

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Governor Badaru Abubakar Of Jigawa State.

By; DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse
Jigawa Maternal and Newborn Child Health Accountability Forum (JiMAF) has called on  Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar to without further delays, release the N100 million counterpart funds in meeting the criteria laid down for Jigawa to commence accessing the Federal Government’s Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHPF).
This was contained in a press statement signed by the co-chairman of the forum, Comrade Mustapha Umar Babura and made available to newsmen in Dutse.
The forum also called on Governor Badaru to as a matter of public interest to graciously approve the establishment and inauguration of Primary Healthcare Development Agency Board members as a second condition for accessing the fund.
According to the release, accessing the fund will help in reversing the bad healthcare indices of the state particularly on high rate of child and maternal death.
The Forum however commended the state governor for promptly responding to any policy that could improve the social and economic wellbeing of the common man.
The statement however expressed appreciation to donor partners particularly MNCH2, PERL  WISH, EU, UNICEF, ACF, DFID for their kind support towards improving  health care delivery services on jigawa state citizens.
The Forum promised to continue collaborating with any partners in promoting accountability in all aspects of public healthcare service delivery in the state.

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