The Nigerian Government through the Federal Ministry of Health has announced an initiative to crowdsource a name for the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund.
A post by the ministry’s official Twitter handle on Wednesday said the move is to find “an easier name, possibly from one of our beautiful diverse local languages” for the fund.
We have invited Nigerians to join us today #November22 because we want to #StartTogether.
The Basic Healthcare Provision Fund needs an easier name, possibly from one of our beautiful diverse local languages.
We have therefore chosen to #Crowdsource #BHCPF #Name from Nigerians. pic.twitter.com/ksUIzVoank
— Health Ministry NGR (@Fmohnigeria) November 22, 2017
Aso Rock also tweeted its support for the initiative, calling on Nigerians to share what good health means in their local languages.
Today government invites all Nigerians to join in crowd sourcing a name for the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund- an easier one that reflects Nigeria’s diversity. Share with @Fmohnigeria what good health means in your local language with #BHCPF on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. pic.twitter.com/M4CbRbJFC7
— Govt of Nigeria (@AsoRock) November 22, 2017
Trust Nigerians, some of them wasted no time in coming up with different names.
Lafiya Jari ce: Hausa phrase meaning Good health is an asset
— MURTALA (@MurtalaIbin) November 22, 2017
ILERA ILU. Meaning health of the nation.For bettr health care services,we need to stem the exodus of the health care professional, through proper renumeration, improved health facilities, fund research in differnt areas and continuous improvement in facility upgrades&managemnt
— West 79 INC. (@McShaffy) November 22, 2017
GUOSA may be apt as it comprises lots of Nigerians indigenous languages and/or dialects
— OMÓGBÓLÁHÀN BABS-CFR (@OgbeniCzar) November 22, 2017
Mlu dedoo u tar # meaning Health of the Nation in Tiv
— Tarlumun Chia Surma (@surma20) November 22, 2017
Ezi AHU IKE
— Ehirim Gabriel Eze (@gflexsoft) November 22, 2017
Kampe or Gidigba
— K.C (@kcujam) November 22, 2017
In my language is JAMU BONGU
— Zee~Zee (@Xainabmuhammad) November 22, 2017
“Gidauniyar Kula da Lafiya” or “Gidauniyar Kiwon Lafiya” or replace Gidauniyar with Asusun to get “Asusun Kula da Lafiya” or “Asusun Kiwon Lafiya” are some of the options in Hausa language…..
— Nasir Shinkafi (@nashinkafi) November 22, 2017
There is one name that will make sense for this “ALAAFIA”.
— Abdulkabir Olatunji (@maclatunji) November 22, 2017
There were, however, others who thought it was a needless waste of their time.
Why should i waste my time to give a name to a mediocare project….when you Govt. Officials go abroad for medicals….tell me how can we trust u…HL
— Harry Lifford? (@iamharryliffy) November 22, 2017
Protect Nigerians first before inviting them. pic.twitter.com/xYXWU3yIC9
— Omo Yoruba Nimi o (@OmoYorubaNim) November 22, 2017