The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has dissociated itself from online publications quoting the Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib as advocating for a $200 million loan for the importation and local production of mosquito nets in the country.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the Agency’s Head, Public Relations Unit, Mr. Mohammad Ohitoto on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
TheFact Nigeria gathered that organisations like USAID have been distributing free mosquito nets to Nigerians, hence the request for such loans was preposterous.
The statement read: “The attention of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency has been drawn to some online publications quoting the ED/CEO NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib as advocating for a $200 million loan for the importation and local production of mosquito nets in the country.
“This is to inform Nigerians that this statement is not only untrue, but also a figment of the imagination of the writer as the CEO never discussed the malaria programme nor granted any interview on the malaria programme.
“It is pertinent to state that the Malaria programme is the responsibility of the National Malaria Elimination Programme (FMOH). Therefore, the NPHCDA Chief Executive has no reason whatsoever to discuss or advocate for funding for such intervention. This news is outrightly unfounded and fake and should be disregarded by all well-meaning Nigerians”, it read.