Nigeria: Ganduje Signs Kano Contributory Health Care Agency Law
The Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has signed into law the state Contributory Health Care Agency Bill 2016. During a short ceremony at the state Executive Council chambers on Friday, the governor said history has been made as the development is a fulfilment of one of his inaugural promises, to better the living conditions of civil servants. In a statement by Mr.
Ganduje’s spokesperson, Salihu Yakasai on Saturday, the governor said the Contributory Health Care is a scheme that among other things facilitates payment for medical and surgical expenses incurred by civil servants in the state, included in their benefit packages as a means of motivating them. Mr. Ganduje said that ” as the scheme is being implemented, private sector workers would also be incorporated”, highlighting that it would be expanded subsequently to accommodate community involvement, so that access to health care delivery services in the grassroots would be enhanced. Describing the scheme as sustainable because its source of funding is assured, Governor Ganduje congratulated the entire civil servants in the state, whose welfare would be enhanced, promising that “a management team would be constituted for the agency very soon”