THE Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is to spend N241 million before the end of this year on foreign medical expenses.
The sum form part of the N382 million the parastatal has budgeted to cater for its medical expenses within the year 2016.
A breakdown of the total sum indicates that N108.875 is for drugs, N82.400 for local medical expenses while N241 million was budgeted for foreign medical expenses.
Besides, information obtained by CityBusinessNews yesterday revealed that N50 million is earmark for the rehabilitation of clinics at Lagos and Portharcourt Ports.
A highly placed source at NPA who preferred to remain anonymous, said, “forward your enquiries to us. This issue and others will be addressed at the appropriate time”.
Meanwhile, the Managing Director of NPA, Habib Abdullahi has pledged his commitment to improve welfare of the organisation’s workforce.
Abdullahi stated this while speaking at the flag off ceremony of vaccination of all NPA employees against meningitis at the marina boardroom of the Authority recently.
Represented by the General Manager, Marine and Operations, Mallam Abdullahi Goje, Abdullahi noted that the authority believes in the popular saying that health is wealth and “therefore will not spare any effort at ensuring that the entire workforce remains healthy”.
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