Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, reiterated the commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to improving welfare of the common man in the country.
He assured that people-oriented programmes would be given much priority during the second tenure of the Buhari administration, code-named “next level tenure.”
While speaking the formal launching of Bauchi State Health Contributory Scheme on Saturday in the state, the Vice President noted that the social investment programmes, has affected the lives of millions of Nigerians across the 36 states of the Federation, including the FCT.
He said, “At the heart of this administration is the welfare of the common man who cannot fend for himself, or those who work but cannot meet their daily needs. In our various interventions, through our social investment programmes, we have touched the lives of millions of Nigerians in many positive ways, especially regarding their health, because that’s what any self-respecting nation does.
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“I am happy just as I am sure that this contributory health insurance scheme will impact the lives of many Bauchi residents in many great ways. I thank the governor for this initiative, and promise that on our part, we will do whatever it takes to make it a success.”
Osinbajo commended the Bauchi Governor, Muhammed Abubakar, for executing the project, which he said would help in diversifying the economy and improving the living conditions of residents.
He urged benefitting communities to protect all government property located in their areas for such facilities to last longer.
Gov. Abubakar, in response gave the assurance that he has put measures in place to ensure that the health insurance scheme transcends his administration.
“Health of Bauchi people is one of the major areas my administration focused on. I am happy that today, we are launching this programme to provide access to medical consultation and medicines for the good people of Bauchi state.
“I have put measures in place to ensure that the health of Bauchi people remains a top priority, and it is my hope that it continues to be,” the Governor stated.