Niger state government has increased the salary of health workers in the state to meet the Federal Government standards.
The Niger state commissioner of health, Dr Mustapha Jibril who made this revelation while speaking to journalists in Makkah, Saudi Arabia also revealed that the state has also engaged over 400 workers in the health sector.
Dr Jibril who spoke on behalf of health stakeholders in the state disclosed that two years into Governor Sani-Bello’s administration in the state, the government has increased its service delivery to the people.
In his words; “In health, the administration is revitalizing the Primary health Care System through Niger Health 1.0. We are also upgrading and renovating existing General Hospitals in some local government areas.
“Also, there are renovation ongoing at School of Nursing Bida, School Midwifery , Minna and School of Nursing Kontagora. This is to enable the schools meet international standards and attain full accreditation for the first time since the schools were established.
“In the last two years, Governor Sani Bello lead administration has provided free general surgery and free eye surgery for about 4000 Nigerlites.”
The Commissioner reiterated the commitment of appointees to ensuring that Governor Sani Bello lead administration continued to touch lives of the people .