Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Executive Director, 36 ES of PHC boards in Nigeria arrives C'river for PHC assessment

|13 November 2018 |Ukorebi 

The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shaiub, and thirty-six Executive secretaries of primary healthcare boards across the country, Monday, arrived Calabar, Cross River State capital city TDN can say. 

The visit is part of the two days national quarterly meeting billed for 13th and 14th November. 

Dr Shaiub who described the Executive Governor of Cross River State, Mr Ben Ayade, as a great admirer of President Muhammadu Buhari said that he and his team where in the state to see for themselves how Gov Ayade has improved primary healthcare in the state. He disclosed that they will also be reviewing the activities of Cross River State primary healthcare and share experiences among themselves. 

His words, 'We all know that the Executive Governor of Cross River State has been up and doing when it comes to strengthening primary health care, we know that he is a great admirer of the work of President Buhari, since the commissioning of primary health care by President Buhari... 

'We've seen what His Excellency has done in Cross River State, so we want to see for ourselves how he's improved primary healthcare; but, also to have quarterly review of all the things the Director General is also doing to provide better primary healthcare services for Cross River. So, we are really excited; we are here with the Executive Secretaries of all the state primary healthcare boards in Nigeria and we are all excited to be here. 

'Well, this is the first time we are having this review in Cross River State. We are hopeful that we will see and also share experiences from other states around how people are really trying to improve primary healthcare for all Nigerians'

According to Director General of Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu, while in the state the Executive Secretary will be led by the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong and the entire health team in the state to pay a courtesy call to the Executive Governor of Cross River State, His Excellency, Senator (Prof) Ben Ayade on Tuesday 13th of November at EXCO Chamber around 10AM.

Our correspondent further learnt that the Executive Secretary and all the executive heads of state PHCDA in Nigeria will inspect some Primary Healthcare facilities in Calabar to see the Ayade magic and learn good practice from Cross River state as Cross River remains a leading example in Nigeria.