Video: I never knew our healthcare infrastructure was in terrible shape – SGF Boss Mustapha

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has shocked many Nigerians after he revealed that he didn’t know that Nigeria’s healthcare infrastructure is in a dilapidated state.

Mr Boss Mustapha who doubles as the chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19 made this known while responding questions during a meeting with the leadership of the National Assembly on Thursday.

“I can tell you for sure, I never knew that our entire healthcare infrastructure was in the state in which it is. Until I was appointed to do this work,”. Mr Mustapha admitted.

The SGF said if advanced countries are overwhelmed and struggling to contain the COVID-19 virus, “then Nigeria needs to improve its own”. He added, “My prayer is that Nigeria’s situation does not escalate to that extent because the country lacked what is required to handle the situation.”

He also spoke on the need for accountability in managing the health crisis. According to Mr Mustapha, the task force will not be directly involved in the disbursement of cash donations for COVID-19.

“The accountant-general of the federation has already published the account details for collection through some commercial banks and also provided the modalities for its utilisation,” he said.

The SGF also said the COVID-19 pandemic had provided an opportunity to carry out reforms and ensure more funding for the country’s health system.

Watch the video below.

See some reactions from Nigerians below.

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