Health Minister Gets Twitter Handle, Allays Fear on Plastic Rice





NIGERIANS CAN NOW interact with the country’s health minister, Professor Isaac Adewole through the social media platform, Twitter, as he now has a twitter handle, @IsaacFAdewole.

Professor Adewole who until now made use of the official twitter handle of the Federal Ministry of Health,@Fmohnigeria has in the past two days been twitting on the progress of his office and responding to public views.

For instance, Professor Adewole on Thursday wrote, “I have just been briefed by DG @NafdacAgency on plastic Rice report. Preliminary test results reveal there is no evidence backing claims.

According to the Minister, “Test conducted; floating-negative, cooking normal, odour normal, coloir-off white rice grains, moisture-13.0, pre-ashing-normal.

Adewole assured that the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) will release detailed findings to the public as soon as it concludes investigations. We urge al Nigerians to remain calm for now” said the minister.

In his opening statement, Adewole twitted, “The Honorable Minister has just joined Twitter to allow him engage more with citizens on a personal note. Please follow @IsaacFAdewole.

“My account will serve primarily as a customer service tool. We are here to serve. A lot is being done but we can achieve more”, twitted.

The Minister wrote that the revitalisation of the Primary Healthcare centres and tertiary centres is the priority of the present administration urging Nigerians “to be my eyes and ears and report to me”.

Continuing, the minister added, “This administration’s health agenda bothers around care, affordability, access, accountability, demand and empathy for most vulnerable”.

On the current situation of House Officers’ training, Professor Adewole disclosed, “We are perfecting a memo on the central placement of house officers.

“This is based on assumption that the compulsory period of ‘housemanship’ is an extension of training and FGN will shoulder the financial responsibility.

“An approval of our memo will bring the matter to close and offer succour to our teeming army of young medical graduates”. The minister added..

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