According to the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udoma, the Federal government will be investing ₦9 billion in order to upgrade the health facilities of hospitals in Nigeria, in order to reduce the number of trips made to other countries as a result of health challenges.He said this on Tuesday while he was speaking with civil society organizations.
The Minister said: “What the ministry of health is doing is going into partnershipwith the private sector and tertiary institutions, with the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority.
The idea is to upgrade a number of hospitals by getting first class facilities to have the best practice.
We have some of the best doctors everywhere in the world; so, apart from the local ones, we want to entice some doctors in the Diaspora to also come back.
One of the constraints they keep on telling us when we tell them to return is that the facilities are not good enough; so, we want to upgrade the facilities so that they can come back."
The Minister said that he believes Nigeria has enough talents to serve in this Hospitals with efficient facilities in place, backing up his point by the fact that Nigerians still perform better in any of the Universities in the world.