The two-day event themed “Universal Health Coverage” – The Role of State and Non-State Actors in Healthcare Funding and Support”, is organised by Premium Times in partnership with the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), the Project for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH@Scale), the Project Pink Blue and the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF).
Ekiti State Governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Dr Kayode Fayemi has said that the autonomy of the local governments in Nigeria is not backed by law. In this interactive session with some journalists in Lagos, he said the nation is running a two instead of a three-tier of government. He spoke on various issues including his administration’s development strides in Ekiti in the last one year.
The Borno Government said it had planted about 11,500 trees to effectively address the problems of deforestation and erosion in the state capital. The Commisioner of Environment, Mr. Kabor Wanori, disclosed this on Sunday while launching a tree planting exercise in Bulumkutu area in Maiduguri metropolis.
Health experts and cancer survivors have called on governments across all strata to make cancer screening and prevention services free and available to Nigerians at the primary healthcare centres. This advice was given in Abuja on Tuesday, during one of the panel sessions at the ongoing annual National Health Dialogue organised by Premium Times.
Those referring to local government as the third tier of government get it wrong, the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) said on Sunday. The NGF said the local government is not recognised by the 1999 Constitution as a tier of government. It said only the federal and state governments are recognised.
The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), a body comprising the 36 state governors, recently took its activities beyond Abuja. The forum decided to go global. Its delegation, led by the chairman of the forum, Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi joined two permanent missions to the United Nations, Spain and Nigeria, in co-hosting a high-level side event at the just-concluded 74th United Nation General Assembly in New York. The session was tagged ‘Subnational Implementation of SDGs and the Paris Agreement: the Nigerian Experience.’