The Kwara state Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has revealed that not less than 600,000 people living in remote region of the state have benefited from the Community Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS), an ongoing program in the state.
In a meeting at Ilorin, the state capital, the Governor commended the Scheme saying that: “CHIS has been adjudged as one of the most successful by the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.”
He added that: “plans are on the way to expand the Scheme across the state under the amended Kwara state Health Insurance Law.
Consequently, in order to ensure access to affordable and quality health care, reduce exclusion and social disparities in health care coverage, five general hospitals in the state have been renovated and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.
Permit me to at this point state that this administration is focused on creating the country’s next generation of entrepreneurs. Therefore, in our bid to encourage entrepreneurship among youths in the state and spur economic development, we have set up credit support schemes such as the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Scheme which offer single digit interest rates to entrepreneurs across the state. Currently, over 50,000 businesses have benefited from the program.”
It was gathered that Dr Ahmed was represented by the Secretary to the state Government, Alhaji Isiaka Gold at the event to present Ayobola Samuel as the District-Governor of Lions Club international, District 404 B2 Nigeria.