Lagos State Government Set to Increase Health Budget
Lagos State Government Set to Increase Health Budget

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the state is making plans to increase its budget for health from the current 12% to about 18 to 20 per cent.

He said this on Saturday during a discussion about the state of the nation on a special edition of The Platform, as the world battles the COVID-19.

“Part of the things that we have started doing this year is to see how we increase our budgetary allocation on the health sector,” the governor said.

“We have said to ourselves that over the next four years, we will increase that budget to as close to 18/20 per cent as possible.

“I think this year we have about 12/13 per cent. What that means is that we’re going to be spending a lot more in that sector.

“That becomes a critical sector for all of us, right down the value chain. Education is also pretty critical because that is the future,” he added.

Lagos State is currently the epicentre of the coronavirus in Nigeria, with over 1,000 cases. While a total of 225 have recovered so far, there are fears of increased community transmissions.

 

Source: Channels TV

 

 

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