Osinbajo proposes free healthcare for millions of Nigerians

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will lead Nigeria's Economic Sustainability Committee
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has proposed free healthcare for millions of Nigerians who cannot afford it on Tuesday.

Prof. Osinbajo who presided over the National Council on Privatization, NCP, where power sector issues and comprehensive healthcare reforms were tabled will forward his proposal to President Muhammadu Buhari.

A tweet by his spokesman, Laolu Akande said the NCP approved the preparation and presentation to Mr. President and Federal Executive Council, a draft legislative instrument to enact the Health Sector Reform Bill and associated legislation.

He noted that the critical point is that this Buhari administration’s proposed reforms will ensure that several millions of Nigerians who can’t afford to pay for it, would begin to receive efficient healthcare services once the new system takes off.

Members of the NCP include several federal ministers, the Central Bank Governor and the Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises who is the Secretary of the Council.