Episode 69 of the SERVICOM Help Desk Radio Programme held on 28th May 2019 and it featured representatives of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development as guests.
The National Coordinator and Chief Executive of SERVICOM, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli, appreciated the Ordinary President for highlighting the plight of citizens who go to receive health services under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
It was unanimously agreed that next episode of the SERVICOM Help Desk Radio Programme would focus on getting feedback from citizens on the services of NHIS.
“We have to hold service providers more accountable, NHIS is hearing what you are saying, we have taken note and we will do our own part of the work, but their own part is to tell us how us how they work so we will try and engage them for service improvement’,’ she said, adding that SERVICOM was established by the Government to ensure effective delivery of services by government agencies.
A Director in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry, Mr. Azeez Misbau Olumuyiwa, thanked SERVICOM for bringing them to the programme, as citizens will know more and understand what the Ministry of Agriculture is doing.
“If you look around the world, there is no country that develops without Agricultural development, countries like China and U.S made Agriculture better”, he said.
“One of the reasons for setting up the Ministry of Agriculture is to make food available in Nigeria, to make sure farmers have the tools to farm with, to produce storage facilities and processing machines and available markets, and to ensure the availability of raw materials to produce anything”, he added.
Due to time constraint, the Ordinary President requested the representatives of the Ministry to come to the studio the next day to continue from where they stopped.
A Deputy Director Extension Services in the Ministry Mr. Dele Olorunfemi and SERVICOM Nodal Office of the Ministry Mrs. Gertrude Orji were at the studio for the programme.