The Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila says the Nigeria’s health sector will emerge stronger at the end of COVID-19 pandemic, going by efforts aimed at repositioning the sector.
Hon. Gbajabiamila said this when he received a report on stakeholders roundtable in the health sector, organised by the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs on Thursday in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the report titled the `Green Book’, was a detailed documentation of sectorial engagements proffering solutions to challenges across the sector.
Hon. Gbajabiamila charged the House Committees on Health Institutions and Health Services to ensure that the house delivered on its contract with the Nigerian people with regards to healthcare service.
Hon. Gbajabiamila said that 9th House of Representatives has acted like no other house, describing the house as pace setter in starting a revolutionary change in certain areas.
According to him, the reason we are delighted is that we hope that the 10th, 11th and 12th assembliy will build upon what we have done and do even be better but we will lay claim to being the foundation for the revolutionary achievement.
Presenting the report, the Chairman, House Committee on Media and Publicity, Rep. Benjamin Kalu (APC-Abia) said to achieve the legislative agenda of the house, the committee had successfully released the 3rd edition of the Green Magazine.
Kalu said that while the Green Magazine highlighted the activity of the house and its members, the Green Book was a detailed documentation of sectorial engagements aimed at addressing issues across all sectors.
On his part, the Chairman, House Committee on Healthcare Services, Rep. Yusuf Sununu, thanked the Speaker for his commitment to the health sector and for giving the committee the opportunity to find solutions to some of the challenges in the sector.
The Director, Advocacy for Civic Engagement Centre, Mr Obinna Osisiogu, whose organisation was one of the CSOs at the forefront of the engagement, expressed confidence that the roundtable would go a long way to address health sector problems in the country. (NAN)