Stella Dimoko State House Permanent Secretary Jalal Arabi Says Aso Villa Clinic DID NOT Receive Any Capital Allocation In 2017


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Sunday, October 15, 2017

State House Permanent Secretary Jalal Arabi Says Aso Villa Clinic DID NOT Receive Any Capital Allocation In 2017

The Permanent Secretary of the state house Jalal Arabi said this in a statement issued on Sunday. Arabi said this could be verified from the ministries of finance and budget and national planning.

According to the permanent secretary, State House, Jalal A. Arabi, contrary to the above claims, out of the total capital appropriation of N2.9 billion and recurrent appropriation of N465 million for the period under reference, only the sum of N969 million (representing 32.97%) for capital and N225 million (representing 48.41%) for recurrent was actually released.

It may interest the public to know that there was zero capital allocation for the medical centre in 2017, while out of the N331 million being the recurrent appropriation for 2017, the actual amount released up to September was N91 million (representing only 27.54%).

The statement said despite the shortfalls between budgetary provisions and actual releases, the medical centre provided free services to the “over 10,000 registered patients” annually. In addition, the centre has continued to execute on-going projects,” the statement read.

Apart from the presidency, other beneficiaries of the free services include political appointees, the military, para-military, other security agencies, members of the national assembly, and the general public.

Considering the unrestricted patronage base and free services of the State House Medical Centre, coupled with the funding hiccups and periodic receipts, it may not be far-fetched to notice gaps between demand and supply of medical equipment and consumables at certain stages of the budget circle.

The medical centre has been in the news since Zahra, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari, took to social media to complain about the state of the facility.

The house of representatives has set up a committee to probe the clinic.
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  1. This is how a whole how many billion entered voice mail in Aso Villa clinic. Imagine what will happen to allocations for lower public hospitals like genral hospitals and teaching hospitals. Yet Nigerians will be applauding the government for worsening the issues by leaving core matters and chasing Doctors up and down.
    The level of corruption will shock even the devil himself. They expect doctors to manufacture equipment and furnish the hospitals for them. Go to most of these hospital and see consultants working on a 3legged desk and still owed 5months salary ontop catching all kinds of diseases.

    Thank you Zahra Buhari, Thank You Aisha Buhari. We haven't heard the last of this. This couldn't have come at a better time. You just keep hearing billions and people just think doctors share the money. That money NEVER ever gets to leave their pockets. They should leave doctors alone and probe all the money's allocated into the health sectors and watch what you will see.

  2. Hmmm, I just dey observe.


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