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June 25, 2024

Plateau state to partner Institute of Human Virology for enhancing health sector

From Tongnaan Bawa, Jos

Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang has expressed strong desire to collaborate with the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) to enhance health sector in the state.

The Governor stated this while addressing Management and staff of the Institute, shortly after a courtesy visit to the Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Patrick  Dakum at the IHVN headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.

While acknowledging  his longstanding relationship with Dakum, Mutfwang expressed his determination to leverage on the partnership to advance the health sector within the state.

In a statement signed by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere, He praised Dakum as an accomplished technocrat who has made significant contributions to Nigeria’s health sector. He  also noted that the history of IHVN is closely intertwined with Dakum’s impactful work.

“In my view, both Plateau State and the entire nation of Nigeria benefit from this institute. I offer my sincere prayers that the Institute continues to thrive and contribute to the well-being of humanity. I am confident that the abundance of institutional knowledge and capacity will significantly enhance governance in Plateau State. The health sector, being of utmost importance, warrants a focused and critical approach.”

Governor Mutfwang renewed his plans to enhance both primary and tertiary healthcare in the state, with a specific focus on providing essential health interventions for vulnerable children and women.

Welcoming Governor Mutfwang, Chief Executive Officer of IHVN, Dr. Patrick Dakum

expressed his delight for the visit and affirmed his full support for the Plateau State Government’s leadership under Governor Caleb Mutfwang.

Dakum pledged his vast experience to rejuvenate the state’s health sector and vowed to offer valuable support.

“Our commitment is firmly rooted in supporting your administration. We are devoted to Plateau State’s success and are eager to bolster the health sector within the state. We stand prepared to provide the necessary support.” He said.

Dakum also disclosed that the Institute has been able to attract donors for various Nigerian Governors and expressed his readiness to bring about positive change in Plateau State as well.

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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