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Sokoto spends N350m on drugs, N334m on skills’ acquisition

Sokoto — The Sokoto State government  has purchased and distributed drugs worth N350 million to its health institutions in the last two years, according to Dr Jabbi Kilgore, Commissioner for Health.

He said yesterday in Sokoto that government also spent N50 million quarterly on drugs under its free medical service programme.

Kilgore reiterated government’s commitment to the provision of qualitative health care delivery to the people.

“We will continue to support and provide all the necessary logistics to the drug revolving scheme to promote efficient health service delivery,” he said

Kilgore urged the people to reciprocate the gestures by reporting any outbreak of epidemic to the nearest health institutions for prompt action, saying government would encourage health workers to acquire more skills for better performance.

In another development, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu, Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, said learning materials worth about N334 million had been purchased for the training of 55,000 youths under the state government’s skill acquisition programmes.

He reiterated government’s commitment to its youth empowerment programme, adding that the materials had already been distributed to the various centres in the 23 local government areas.

The commissioner explained that the youth would be trained in various trades such as welding, carpentry, tailoring, knitting and auto mechanic.

He added that after the training programme, the beneficiaries would be given materials and financial assistance to start their businesses.


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