By Yusuf Muhammad Inuwa
Donor partners in Bauchi State have been requested to render more assistance in the area of health education justice and women empowerment in the state.
The State Deputy Governor Senator Baba Tela made the appeal when the joint mission of Global Affairs canada United States Agency for International Development and UNICEF paid him a courtesy call at his office.
Senator Baba Tela particularly appreciated Canadian Government for injecting three million dollar in strengthening primary health care system in the state.
He said with the support of donour partners like world health organization global affairs Canada UNFPA among others the was able to train three hundred health care workers on prevention of obsteric fistula and harmful traditional practices at National Obsteric fistula centre Ningi.
The Deputy Governor who is also the Task Force committee chairman on Primary Health care reaffirmed the state government commitment to reduce morality rate across the state.
Earlier leader of the team and Acting canadian high commissioner to Nigeria Mr Kevin Toker sai they were in the state to see how funds allocated in the areas of health education justice and women empowerment are being utilised and urged the state government to be committed in allocating fifty percent to health care sector in its budget for the betterment of people.