Human capital development, important tool in driving nation’s economy – Gov. Aiyedatiwa

By Precious Oluwole

Ondo State Governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa has expressed that human capital development is very important in driving a nation’s economy.

Governor Aiyedatiwa made this known while receiving members of Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria.

According to him, it’s high time the health care system in Nigeria to use technology to ensure effective management efficient delivery of the services.

“Data gathering is very important and also, the usage of technology enhance health delivery. This present day, in the circle that we are in, everything is being enhanced with technology”.

He urged them to research more and have engagement with the outside world.

He also commended their courage in saving humanity during the Covid-19 pandemic when others were afraid.

While assuring the association of the state government’s support, Governor Aiyedatiwa noted that Late Governor Akeredolu had done a lot on health issue by making some interventions, in terms of infrastructure.

Salmas Ibrahim Anas, Special Assistant to President Tinubu on Health, echoed Governor Aiyedatiwa’s sentiments and emphasized the imperative of partnerships between the federal and state governments to achieve healthcare objectives. She highlighted the need for collaborative efforts in advancing healthcare policies, infrastructure development, and capacity building to address healthcare challenges across the nation.

In response, President Alphonsus Isara commended Governor Aiyedatiwa for his proactive approach and pledged the APHPN’s support for initiatives aimed at strengthening healthcare systems and promoting local drug manufacturing. He reiterated the association’s commitment to collaborating with the government to enhance healthcare delivery.

Governor Aiyedatiwa was accompanied by the Secretary to the State Government, Hon Tayo Oluwatuyi, Head of Service, Mr Bayo Philip, Chief of Staff, Prince Segun Omojuwa, SA on information, Akogun Olugbenga Omole, Simidele Odimayo, SA on Health.

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