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Federal Government okays establishment of Africa-CDC Regional Coordinating Centre in Nigeria –Presidential Spokesman

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

*The Federal Government discloses President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s approval of siting of the Centre in Abuja is part of his administration’s effort at conveying Nigeria’s commitment to regional and global health security, while promoting local economic opportunities in the healthcare delivery value chain

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the establishment of the Regional Coordinating Centre (RCC) of the Africa Centres for Disease Control (Africa-CDC) in Nigeria.

ConsumerConnect reports President Tinubu is the African Union (AU) Champion for Human Resources for Health and Community Health Delivery Partnership.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, who stated this  Thursday, March 15, 2024, noted President Tinubu’s approval of the siting of the Centre in Abuja, FCT, is part of his larger effort to convey Nigeria’s commitment to regional and global health security, while promoting local economic opportunities in the health care delivery value chain and enhancing Nigeria’s and West Africa’s collective capacity to respond promptly to outbreaks which is vital to the overall well-being and stability of the African continent.

The government explained the Centre would also bring with it enormous socio-economic benefits in the form of enhancing aggregate national productivity and reversing human capacity drain.

The statement indicated that the ability of indigenous medical professionals and scientists would be bolstered to respond adequately to old, recent, and emerging diseases, not only in Nigeria, but across the continent.

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