The House of Representatives has unveiled “Healthcare for All” as one of its legislative agenda items for the 10th House under Speaker Tajudeen Abbas.
This was unveiled on Monday during a stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja on the development of the legislative agenda.
In a statement at the meeting, Majority Leader Julius Ihonvbere said the pillars of the legislative agenda will focus on the economy, human capital development, education, accountability, and security.
On “healthcare for all,” he said the legislature will ensure an increment in allocation to the health and education sectors.
“We will work towards increasing the budgetary allocation to the healthcare sector, ensuring that facilities are adequately equipped and staffed to meet the healthcare needs of our citizens. ” Additionally, we will explore public-private partnerships to bridge gaps in healthcare provision,” he said.
The pillars of the proposed legislative agenda include economic empowerment and diversification, infrastructure development, education and human capital development, healthcare for all, transparent governance and accountability, and the security and safety of persons and properties.