The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, on Wednesday denied advocating for a loan for the importation and production of mosquito nets before members of the National Assembly.
His denial was contained in a statement by the agency’s Public Relations Officer, Muhammed Ohitoto, titled ‘NPHCDA did not advocate for $200m loan for malaria net.’
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.
“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.”