By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state and 12 of his colleagues are currently in attendance at the ongoing conference on health and human capital development convened by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation & Aliko Dangote Foundation, holding in Seattle, Washington, United States of America.
In his introductory remarks at the beginning of the Roundtable, taking place at the BMGF’s headquarters, Governor Inuwa Yahaya stressed his commitment to the full implementation of the Primary Health Care Under One Roof, PHCUOR.
He also reeled out the successes recorded by the Village Heath Worker Scheme in 50% of the wards in the state and his plan to scale up the programme to the remaining 50%.
While underscoring the importance of investing in health and education, the Governor expressed resolve to block leakages in order to harness more funds for human capital development.
He assured to provide all counterpart funds needed to support improvement in primary healthcare and basic education.
Governor Yahaya appreciated the long standing partnership between Gombe state government and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which dates back to over 10 years, assuring to sustain and strengthen the relationship for the benefit of the people of the state.