NBSC pledges accessible, affordable, safe blood for Nigerians

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The National Blood Service Commission (NBSC), has pledged to ensure the provision of accessible, affordable and safe blood supply for all Nigerians in need.

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The newly appointed Director-General of the commission, Prof. Saleh Yuguda, made the pledge while assuming office in Abuja on Friday.

He emphasised the commission’s pivotal role of providing safe and affordable blood to citizens, in line with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.

He added that, “In line with our commitment to serve the Nigerian populace, it is imperative that blood is accessible to every individual in need, without financial strain.”

The NBSC boss also reiterated the commission’s mandate to save lives, alleviate sufferings, and promote wellness.

He emphasised robust governance and optimum blood supply chain to enhance the quality of Nigeria’s healthcare system.

On his part, the NBSC Head of Media and Publicity, Haruna Abdullahi, described the appointment of the new director-general as sign of renewed focus toward affordable blood services nationwide.

He said, “The agenda set forth by Prof. Yuguda aligns with the mandate of the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Ali Pate.

“This will enhance access to safe blood and blood products nationwide, reflecting a unified effort toward achieving equitable services for all Nigerians.”