It has been restated that the priority of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal administration under President Muhammadu Buhari is the welfare of the common man.

This was disclosed by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo while speaking in Bauchi on Saturday at the commissioning of the Bauchi State Health Contributory Scheme (BSHCS) and the Bauchi Health Trust Fund offices and other developmental projects executed by the outgoing APC led administration in the state.

While speaking on the health schemes introduced by the Bauchi State government, Professor Yemi Osinbajo described it as historic, saying it will complement the federal government’s effort of providing quality healthcare to Nigerians.

He added that President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the welfare of ordinary Nigerians which prompted the introduction of the Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) to ameliorate the challenges of poverty and unemployment.

“Our administration’s priority is the welfare of the common man. President Buhari has always been concerned about the poor and how the government will make his life better,” he said.

The Vice President also commended the people of Bauchi State for embracing the Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) components in the state.

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In his address, Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar said that the scheme was introduced in order to bridge the gap in access to quality healthcare by citizens of the state irrespective of social status.

According to him, the scheme will be financed through a certain percentage from the State Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), Contract Tax, Local government allocation and other sources.

The Vice President, who was on a one-day working visit to the state, also commissioned a rural electrification project executed by Governor Abubakar at a village in Burra district of Ningi emirate, Ningi local area. He also commissioned a soap and groundnut production plant.

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