National Assembly to Ensure Funding for Primary Healthcare in 2018, says Senate president

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Bukola Saraki, Senate president

ABUBAKAR Bukola Saraki, president of the Senate, on Tuesday, March 13, stated that the Senate would work to ensure that there is adequate funding for primary healthcare across the country in 2018. He said that this would be in-line with the provisions of the National Primary Healthcare Act.

Speaking during the consideration of a Motion raised by Suleiman Hunkuyi, a senator from Kaduna State, on the declaration of a state of emergency in the Public Health Sector, Saraki said that the funding of the sector — in accordance with the existing law — would be the best way to solve the infrastructural decay in Nigeria’s healthcare system.

Following the Senate president’s comments, the Senate moved to insert an additional clause to the Motion urging the entire National Assembly to ensure the adequate funding for healthcare across the nation, in-line with the provisions of the National Primary Healthcare Act in the 2018 budget.

“I hope that as we are doing the 2018 budget, we will take note of this,” the Senate president, said.

– Mar. 13, 2018 @ 17:09 GMT |

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