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Bayelsa lawmakers grant Governor Diri’s N2.5b loan request .Approves appointment 12 Special Advisers

By Inegbagha Majesty

     Bayelsa State House of Assembly on Thursday’s session presided over by the pragmatic Speaker, Rt Honourable Abraham Ingobere has granted Governor Douye Diri’s request to access N2.5b loan facility under Central Bank of Nigeria Health Sector Support. 
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 Rt Honourable Abraham Ingobere
    The Governor ‘request was sequel to the CBN N100 billion credit support intervention fund to states to expand its healthcare sector designed to cushion the effects of Covid-19 pandemic on the nation’s economy.
   According to the Governor in his request the loan when obtain would enable the state government to complete projects like School of Community Midwifery, purchase of Hospital equipments, completion of 500 Bed Hospital as well as completion and inauguration of referral Hospitals in the eight local government areas of the state.
  Other areas the fund will be used for include the refurbishing of solar power machines for various health centres and upgrading of hospitals in the LGAs.
    Moving a motion for the approval of Governor Diri’s request, the leader of the House, Rt Hon Monday-Bubou Edwin Obolo highlighted the significance of healthcare delivery to human and stressed the need for approval.
   The lawmaker also pointed out that the health of any nation is the wealth of that state.
  The House also used the session to approve Governor Diri’s request for authorization of appointment of 12 special Advisers.

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