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Sokoto contributory healthcare programme set to commence formal sector deductions – Gov. Aliyu

Gov. Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto State has announced the imminent commencement of formal sector deductions for the state’s Contributory Healthcare Program.

 

Aliyu made this announcement at the closing ceremony of the USAID Integrated Health Programme (IHP) in Sokoto on Friday.

 

Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Bello Sifawa, the governor stated that this system would provide access to quality healthcare services to all public servants and their families.

 

“The state government has finalized the necessary arrangements, including obtaining the consent of the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), to begin deductions from civil servants’ salaries.

 

“Additionally, we are exploring options to ensure the payment of equity funds to cover state retirees and pensioners by the end of the year,” he said.

 

Aliyu further acknowledged the collaborative efforts of all the stakeholders and development partners in the state’s health sector.

 

Earlier, Hajiya Asabe Balarabe, the Commissioner for Health, emphasised the invaluable contributions of development partners towards enhancing the healthcare system in the state.

 

Balarabe assured full support and cooperation from the ministry and its parastatals to enable the development partners to perform their duties effectively. (NAN)

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