Reps demand completion of abandoned Ikorodu NPHC

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Leke Baiyewu, Abuja

The House of Representatives has urged the National Primary Health Care Development Agency to include the funding for the completion of the National Primary Healthcare Centre, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, Lagos State, in its 2022 budget estimates.

The House also urged the Committee on Appropriations to make available funding for the completion of the centre, while mandating the Committee on Legislative Compliance to ensure implementation of the resolution.

At the plenary on Wednesday, the House had unanimously adopted a motion moved by Mr. Babajimi Benson, titled, ‘Need to Complete the Abandoned National Primary Healthcare Centre in Igbogbo, Ikorodu Federal Constituency.’

Benson said, “The House notes that as part of efforts to improve on health service delivery to the people of Ikorodu Federal Constituency in Lagos State, a National Primary Healthcare Centre was to be established in 2006 in Igbogbo. The groundbreaking of the NPHC Igbogbo took place during the administration of the then President Olusegun Obasanjo but was abandoned 75 per cent to its completion.

“The House is also worried that the uncompleted building is now dilapidated, without serving its purpose and the drugs supplied ahead of the completion of the NPHC have expired.

“The House is cognisant that if the Federal Government does not take urgent steps to complete the NPHC Igbogbo and put it to use, all the previous allocations and human resources deployed to the facility would be wasted.”

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