Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Friday signed the Primary Healthcare Development Agency (amendment) Bill 2015 into law with a vow to reposition the agency for better service delivery.
A statement by Tambuwal’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said the Bill incooperates all dispensaries and health clinics hitherto under the local government councils but will now be under the state primary healthcare development agency.
The amended Bill, according to the statement, also promotes the participation of women in the planning, management and implementation of the provisions of the Bill especially at the grassroots level.
“With the signing of the Bill, Sokoto State will now fully benefit from various interventions from many development agencies who made recommendations to the government on the need for such amendments.
“We look forward to fully implement all the provisions of the Bill in order to revolutionise healthcare delivery at the grassroots level in all parts of the state,” the statement added.
Similarly, Sokoto State government is to collaborate with the Peoples Republic of China to boost commerce and establish mining and agro-allied industries in the state.
In that regard, the state government will provide land for the establishment of ‘China Town’ in the border-town of Illela to boost trade and investment in the West African region.