- The National Council on Privatization in a meeting sought the approval for free health care and improved power
- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who chaired the meeting on Tuesday, May 19, approved the preparation and presentation to the president
- This was revealed in a tweet by Laolu Akande, the spokesman to the vice president
For the benefit of millions of people across Nigeria, the National Council on Privatization (NCP) in a council meeting proposed for free health care and improved power sector.
Legit.ng gathered that Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), who chaired the meeting on Tuesday, May 19, approved the preparation and presentation to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The council also approved the preparation of a draft legislative instrument to enact the Health Sector Reform Bill and associated legislation.
Laolu Akande, the spokesman to the vice president, in a tweet via his official handle further revealed that the power sector and comprehensive healthcare reforms were among issues discussed by the NCP.
Akande recalled that a very important point of the current administration's reform will ensure that millions of Nigerians who can't afford to pay for efficient healthcare services would receive once the new system takes off.
Members of the NCP include CBN governor, director-general of the Bureau of Public Enterprises who serves as the secretary of the council and some ministers.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Osinbajo said Nigeria has been presented an unprecedented opportunity to reset critical sectors of its economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The vice president revealed this during a virtual media conference on Thursday, May 14, where the Global Citizen, announced a collaboration with the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) to establish the Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund.
According to the organizers of the media conference, the initiative is targeted at mobilizing Nigerians both at home and abroad to support the nation’s fight against the pandemic.
The vice president on his part described the initiative as a creative, forward-looking and thoughtful response to the challenge facing the country due to the pandemic.
In other news, a presidential media aide, Femi Adesina, has said there is nothing wrong with the federal government borrowing to finance developmental projects that will benefit the Nigerian economy.
Adesina was said to have made the statement when he called from his Aso Rock office to answer questions during a programme on Fresh FM.
He urged Nigerians to stop criticising efforts of the federal government in securing more loans to develop the country, pointing out that Nigeria's economy has the capacity to absorb more loans.
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