The National Primary Health Care Development Agency said it was not advocating a loan of $ 200 million for mosquito nets.
This is what the head of the public relations unit of the agency, Mohammad Ohitoto, said on Wednesday in a statement entitled “NPHCDA did not advocate for a loan of 200 million dollars for mosquito nets. antimalarials “.
It was previously reported that NPHCDA executive director Faisal Shuaib argued that the federal government loan of $ 200 million was for the import and local production of bed nets.
However, the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Loans on Tuesday opposed the Federal Ministry of Health’s proposal.
To clear things up, the press release mentions that the Agency is not in charge of the malaria control program and therefore has no reason to intervene in its funding processes.
The statement read, “The attention of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency was drawn to an online publication citing NPHCDA Managing Director / CEO Dr Faisal Shuaib, pleading for a loan of $ 200. million dollars for the import and local production of mosquito nets in the country.
“This is to inform Nigerians that this statement is not only false, it is the brainchild of the writer as the CEO has never discussed the malaria program or given any interview on the malaria control program.
“It is relevant to specify that the malaria control program falls under the responsibility of the National Malaria Elimination Program.
“Therefore, the Director General of NPHCDA has no reason to discuss or advocate for funding such an intervention.
“This news is downright unfounded and false and should be ignored by all well-meaning Nigerians.”