President Tinubu Restores Funding For 13 Health Regulators

President Bola Tinubu has restored funding for 13 national health regulators initially defunded in the 2024 budget during Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting.

The Budget Office of the Federation in a memo to one of the affected councils in June 2023, said the decision to discontinue funding for about 30 bodies was initiated by the Presidential Committee on Salaries (PCS).

The decision was however rescinded today and the affected health professional bodies include:

1. Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria

2. Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria

3. Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria

4. Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria

5. Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria

6. Institute of Public Analysis of Nigeria

7. Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria

8. Health Records Registration Board of Nigeria

9. Community Health Practitioners Registration Board of Nigeria

10. Medical Rehab Therapists Registration Board

11. Dental Technologists Registration Board of Nigeria

12. Optometry and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria

13. Dental Therapists Registration Board of Nigeria.