The Gombe State governor Inuwa Yahaya has disbursed N118,950,000 to 36 Health facilitates across Billiri and Akko Local Government Areas of the state for State Health Investment Project (NSHIP) aimed at improving Maternal and child health.
The governor disbursed the Cheques in Billiri and Akko LGAs respectively during the inauguration ceremony of scale up NSHIP projects in the two areas.
He said the project which is world Bank assisted, seeks to provide managerial autonomy to health facilities and strengthen accountability mechanisms at LGAs.
He said 17 Primary Health Care Facilitates and one General Hospital in Billiri received N57.95 million while in Akko 16 Primary Health Care Facilities, Cottage Hospital, Pindiga, and General Hospital, Akko, got N61 million.
The Governor said the money was meant for the purchase of essential drugs, improvement of infrastructure among other things.
He said the money would be disbursed on quarterly basis but based on performance of the facilities.
Yahaya called on the beneficiaries to ensure proper utilisation of the money given to them.