By Hassan Zaggi
In order to ensure speedy development of the health sector, the federal government has expressed its determination to partner with international agencies and Non Governmental Organisations (NGO) who have interest in the growth of the sector.
The Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, stated this when the management team of Sir Emeka Offor Foundation- a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), visited him in his office in Abuja.
The Emeka Offor Foundation is a humanitarian organization that has, over the years, been supporting the plight of the less privilege including the fight against polio.
The Minster applauded the efforts of the Foundation towards the health sector, “particularly now that Nigeria is working towards the getting certification as a polio-free country in the next few months.
Speaking, Sir Emeka Offor, disclosed that his Foundation has, over the years, demonstrated interest in polio eradication and the eradication of River blindness, which, according to him, had earlier assumed an endemic proportion in Nigeria.
Other areas his Foundation had been working on, he revealed, included working towards total elimination or drastic reduction of cervical cancer; supply of medical consumables consisting of equipment and drugs to hospitals in Nigeria; supply of books to libraries in variousstates of the country, thereby facilitating an improved quality of education in the country.