The Project Officer of Nigerian Tobacco Control Alliance, Nwokorie Chibuike has reminded the federal government that operationalising the tobacco control fund will assist in tobacco control programming in Nigeria.
Nwokorie Chibuike made this known at a briefing on Tuesday in Abuja, he noted that dearth of funding was hampering tobacco control efforts in the country.
He emphasised the need for sustainable funding for tobacco control in Nigeria, while decrying the absence of budgetary allocation to tobacco control in the 2021 budget.
The Alliance revealed that, what is ongoing currently in the country profer government the best opportunities to invest more in tobacco control , adding that efforts are further geared in ensuring taxes leveled on tobacco products in form of excise duties and VAT have greater influence on channeling tobacco control funds in Nigeria.
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