The Oasis Reporters
November 20, 2019
By Moses Gbande, Jos
The Director General, National Institute For Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Kuru, Prof Habu Galadima says he is optimistic of a possible improvement in Nigeria’s healthcare sector, if the government should implement the report of the findings conducted by participants of the Senior Executive Course 41 of the Institute.
Prof. Galadima made his views known while addressing journalists on activities lined up for the graduation ceremony of the Senior Executive Course 41 of the Institute slated for Saturday.
He said the Institute, which was established as the nation’s apex policy initiators on how to build a better society has over the years produced quality manpower in private and public sectors and are making significant impact in their areas of endeavour.
He hinted that the Senior Executive Course 41 of the Institute has within the ten months of rigorous research work, toured twelve States as well as other countries of the world to carry out research on challenges confronting health care services in Nigeria.
He said most of the countries the participants have visited, were those that have similar healthcare challenges with Nigeria as well as those countries that have perfect healthcare systems.
He stressed that the participants used the opportunity to interact with top level experts and have integrated their views and findings to enrich their recommendations in their report, which they have since submitted.
He further added that the recommendations are so rich that if implemented, the funding challenges confronting Nigeria would be a thing of the past.
Prof. Galadima hinted that during the graduation ceremony, His Excellency, Wendell V.C. De Landro, High Commissioner of Trinidad and Tobago to Nigeria will deliver a lecture on the Topic: Funding Universal Healthcare Delivery: Lessons from Trinidad and Tobago.
He assured that adequate security arrangements are in place to ensure a hitch-free graduation, saying top government officials including the 66 graduands are expected to grace the occasion.