Shortly after the new Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Folorunsho Adewole, his counterpart, the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Mrs Amina Shamaki were sworn-in yesterday by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Villa yesterday, the trio have resumed work at the ministry.
In a press release signed by Imaobong Udoh, Press and Public Relations Unit, and sent to Nigerian Pilot yesterday at a reception organised by the management and staff of the ministry for the new leadership, the minister promised to stem the tide of medical tourism and improve Public Private Partnership, PPP, at his first year in office.
According to the release, Adewole said, “We should bring back the health care system of the past where service was available at affordable cost so that our future generation may enjoy a better tomorrow.”
To achieve this, the minister stated that the states and local governments’ support were needed.
In the same vein, the minister of state added that they would endeavour to bring in changes that would transform the health care system from basic to tertiary health care.
In her remark, the newly deployed permanent secretary from office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Amina Shamaki, who was earlier received in the ministry, maintained that the new ministers were professionals who were not new to the health family and that they had come with their wealth of experiences to the benefit of Nigerian citizens.

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