Financing the various provisions of the National Drug Policy shall be the primary responsibility of government at all levels. Participation in the National Health Insurance Scheme by individuals, organisations and communities shall, however, be encouraged. In order to realise the objectives of the NDP, the Federal Government shall ensure that:
i. Suitable financial provisions are made within the total health budget for sustainable implementation and monitoring of the policy;
ii. Adequate budgetary allocations are made for drugs, in line with internationally recommended norms;
iii. Priority is given to the provision of adequate funds for drugs used in primary health care and the control of endemic diseases;
iv. The cost of drugs to the patient is low, but sufficient to recover total costs with a little mark-up for administrative expenses and adequate maintenance of the drug revolving fund;
v. The costs of the promotive and preventive aspects of the National Drug Policy like health information and education; human resources development and research are fully borne by government;
vi. Government at all levels makes specific budgetary provisions to cover the cost of exemptions which shall apply to such categories of patients as accident victims, TB patients, the destitute, the mentally retarded, children, and the elderly, etc.