Dr. Salma Anas Ibrahim, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Health, has revealed that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s revitalized health agenda is dedicated to extending healthcare coverage to more than 50 million Nigerians, with a focus on vulnerable groups, including the elderly, over the course of the next four years.
Delivering a keynote address at the National Healthy Ageing Summit in Abuja, Anas Ibrahim expressed her confidence in the feasibility of this objective. She emphasized that the younger generations can capitalize on the potential and contributions of all segments of society to achieve national development and socio-economic growth in Nigeria.
She stated, “The renewed hope health agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is committed to cover over 50 million Nigerians, most of whom are vulnerable, including the elderly, within the next four years by the grace of God.”
Addressing the audience as a special adviser to President Tinubu, Dr. Anas Ibrahim underscored the critical phase in Nigeria’s journey, as the country transitions towards a new government characterized by renewed optimism and a fresh focus on health-related matters.
Tinubu’s healthcare initiative, as outlined by Dr. Salma Anas Ibrahim, holds the potential to significantly improve healthcare accessibility and quality for millions of Nigerians, particularly those who are most susceptible to health challenges. The details of the implementation and funding of this ambitious health agenda are likely to be awaited with great interest by Nigerians and international observers alike.