BPE to collaborate with health ministry to reform sector, says Okoh

Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex A. Okoh

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), says it is collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Health to reform the health sector.

Mr Alex Okoh, the Director-General of BPE made this known at a media event on Tuesday in Abuja.

Okoh said the reforms would be in the areas of access, cost, and maternal health issues.

“We are collaborating with the Ministry of Health to reform the health sector. This will be a legacy of President Muhammudu Buhari.

”We are particular about this because in a country where we have over 200 million people, the health of citizens should be of paramount interest to any responsible and serious government.

“We are looking at health in terms of access, in terms of cost, and in terms of being able to prevent some of the challenges of maternal health issues.

“This is one of the key reforms we have driven in the year with our other mandate to ensure we raise revenues from redundant government assets and enterprises to augment our fiscal cost.”

Okoh said that in spite of the challenges in the microeconomic environment in terms of interest rate, exchange rate and inflation, the bureau would continue to forge ahead to achieve its key mandate.

“We will achieve our key mandate of not just reforming the enterprises and state-owned business but other sectors of the economy that require some rearranging to deliver better services to the people of the nation.”

He commended the media for being part and parcel of pushing for these reforms by sensitising the public.

He said the media had also been supportive in helping the bureau achieve its mandate in terms of privatisation, commercialisation and sectoral reforms of the Federal Government.

” We want to keep forging this relationship with the media so that collectively we can inform the public as to why the government does certain things and takes certain decisions.” (NAN)

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