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We Are Set To Increase Our Health Budget To About 18% – Sanwo-Olu

File picture of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, addressing journalists on COVID-19 developments.


The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the state is planning to extend its finances for well being from the present 12% to about 18 to 20 per cent.

He stated this on Saturday throughout a dialogue concerning the state of the nation on a particular version of The Platform, because the world battles the COVID-19.

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“Part of the things that we have started doing this year is to see how we increase our budgetary allocation on the health sector,” the governor stated.

“We’ve got stated to ourselves that over the following 4 years, we’ll improve that finances to as near 18/20 per cent as doable.

“I believe this yr we have now about 12/13 per cent. What meaning is that we’re going to be spending much more in that sector.

“That turns into a vital sector for all of us, proper down the worth chain. Schooling can also be fairly vital as a result of that’s the future,” he added.

Lagos State is presently the epicentre of the coronavirus in Nigeria, with over 1,00zero circumstances. Whereas a complete of 225 have recovered to this point, there are fears of elevated group transmissions.

As a part of efforts to curb additional unfold of the virus, President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered a lockdown in Lagos and Ogun states, in addition to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on March 29, which turned efficient on Monday, March 30.

On the expiration, the president introduced one other two-week extension.

He, nevertheless, introduced in his broadcast on April 27 that there can be a gradual easing of the lockdown within the three cities from Might four, to permit restoration of some financial and enterprise actions in sure sectors.

Forward of the expiration of the lockdown, the Lagos State Authorities on Wednesday launched a strict framework for motion and re-opening of companies, which features a nightfall to daybreak curfew of 6:00 am and eight:00 pm.

He additionally banned the operation of bikes, popularly generally known as Okada.

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In the meantime, the Federal Authorities additionally issued pointers for the implementation of the easing of the lockdown.

It additionally introduced that anybody discovered shifting about with no facemask will probably be despatched again house and prosecuted.

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