Umar Akilu Majeri
The civil Societies organization in Jigawa state have called on the state government to expedite action on the appointment of governing boards for the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (SPHCDA) and State Contributory Health Management Agency (JICHMA)
This was contained in a press statement issued by Eceptional Leadership and Integrity Promotion Initiative (ELIP-Initiative) collaboration with the Jigawa state MNCH Accountability Forum (JiMAF)/which was signed by their chairmen Comrade Isa Mustaph and Comrade Baffa Nayaya.
The Civil Societies maintain that, the appointment of the governing boards for SPHCDA and JICHMA will improve coordination, management and fast-tracking program implementation towards the attainment of the agencies’ goals and objectives.
They also called on the state government to improve its health care budget allocation and timely releases to enable the sector to tackle the huge challenges militating against its service delivery in the state.
The statement expressed appreciation to Jigawa state government on the recent appointments of governing boards for 18 Agencies in the state.
According to them, the appointment of the governing boards for the affected agencies will certainly enhance their performance on delivering effective public services for the overall improvement of social and economic wellbeing of the people in the state.
On their word said “We are also calling on all the new appointees to use their vast experience in bringing new innovations/ideas to make their various agencies vibrant and operate in a modern scope” the statement revealed.
It was reliably gathered that Jigawa state is one of the states in Nigeria with poor public healthcare indices, characterized with high rate of maternal and child mortality, higher cases of malnutrition and stunting rate among others.