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Speaking during the panel session at the recently held Medic West Africa Conference, Jane Ike-Okoli, Head, Specialised Sectors, Stanbic IBTC Bank noted that effective collaboration between the financial industry and healthcare organisations is key to advancing Nigeria’s health sector. She also mentioned that the sector is yearning for innovative financing solutions that will address the nuances associated with lending to healthcare businesses.

In the suit, number FHC/ABJ/CS/757/2020, filed last Friday, SERAP is seeking: “An order for leave to apply for judicial review and an order of mandamus to direct and compel the 36 state governors to disclose how much they have individually collected from the Federal Government as COVID-19 support, from private donations and other sources, as well as details of spending of any such funds and donations.”

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has sent Freedom of Information requests to the 36 state governors, urging them to “urgently provide information on spending details on COVID-19 in your state, and to immediately redirect public funds budgeted for security votes and life pensions for former governors from the state to invest in and improve public healthcare facilities and access to quality education.”

The Lagos State Government has projected that the number of COVID-19 cases in the state might reach 39,000 if good social distancing was not adhered to by the public.
Prof. Akin Abayomi, the State Commissioner for Health, made this known while giving the state’s analysis of the COVID-19 update on Friday in Lagos.