Monday, July 4, 2022

‘NPHCDA Never Advocated For $200M Loan For Malaria Nets’

The executive director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib.
The executive director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib.

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has rubbished claims on social media that its ED/CEO NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, advocated for a $200 million loan for the importation and local production of mosquito nets to combat the malaria scourge.

A press release signed by the agency’s head, public relations unit, Mohammad Ohitoto said the news and insinuations are not only untrue, but a “figment of the imagination of the writer”.

The news broke on social media 24 hours ago that the agency was campaigning for the importation of $200m worth of mosquito nets to augment local production, as part of the fight against malaria in the country.

“The CEO never discussed the malaria programme nor granted any interviews on the malaria programme.

“It is pertinent to state that the malaria programme is the responsibility of the National Malaria Elimination Programme (FMOH). Therefore, the NPHCDA chief executive has no reason to discuss or advocate for funding for such intervention. This news is outrightly unfounded and fake and should be disregarded by all well-meaning Nigerians,” the statement said.

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