- Investment in top medical care and the overall healthcare sector in Nigeria is becoming the norm
- Due to this fact, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says healthcare might become the fastest growing in Nigeria
- VP Osinbajo made the comment at the launch of another world-class healthcare facility in Lagos, Nigeria
Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has declared that healthcare may become the fastest growing sector in Nigeria.
Osinbajo made the comment on Thursday, March 11 during his virtual remarks at the official unveiling of the Evercare Hospital in the Lekki area of Lagos state.
Legit.ng checks reveal that Evercare Hospital, part of the Evercare Group, operates as an integrated healthcare delivery platform in emerging markets across Africa and South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Nigeria while setting aside a $1billion healthcare fund.
A statement sent to Legit.ng by Osinbajo's spokesman, Laolu Akande, quoted the VP as saying:
“The fact that the Evercare Health Fund has chosen to invest in healthcare in Nigeria, clearly confirms even to the greatest skeptics that we are seeing the birth of what may well become one of the fastest growth areas in a resurgent Nigerian economy.”
He also emphasized that the emergence of the Evercare Hospital would bring about a U-turn in the brain drain of medical personnel trained in Nigeria who are engaged in hospitals abroad because of better remuneration and better facilities.
Meanwhile, the United Nations (UN) has launched a new global campaign, Only Together, to support its call for fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines around the world.
UN in a statement sent to Legit.ng disclosed that the campaign stresses the need for coordinated global action to ensure vaccines are accessible in all countries, starting with health-care workers and the most vulnerable.
Legit.ng had earlier listed 10 facts about the COVID-19 vaccine Nigerians need to know.
Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at email@example.com.