House of reps to probe N100m healthcare under Obasanjo government

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The House of Representatives may soon set up an ad hoc committee to investigate the project initiated by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration in 2007 for Primary Healthcare Centres in the 774 local governments.

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Chairman of the House Committee on Legislative Compliance Olasupo Abiodun gave this hint at a public presentation of the state of primary healthcare centres by the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC).

He said in the dying days of the Obasanjo regime, he initiated an intervention programme, where N100 million was deducted from source from allocations to the 774 local government councils for the establishment of PHCs, purchase of ambulances and other consumables.

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He added that nothing has been heard about the project since then.

According to him, the motion will soon be moved on the floor of the House for an ad hoc committee to be set up to investigate the project.

He lamented the lack of synergy among the various tiers of government on who should carry out specific assignments, adding that functions meant for the primary healthcare centres were being undertaken by the tertiary hospitals.

He said as a result of being overburdened by activities meant for other sectors, the tertiary hospitals have not been able to carry out their functions.

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14 thoughts on “House of reps to probe N100m healthcare under Obasanjo government

  1. An effort in futility that appears witch hunting somebody. How will you get facts from late President Yar Adua that took over from Obasanjo and or Jonathan who Stealing N4.7tn by his SSA does not appear real even after the confession of Obanikoro? For God's sake, find better things done with our national resources.

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  2. Bunch of shameless, idle and vindictive budget padding lot
    To them , Obasanjo has to be crucified for making bold to speak the home truth about the institutional corruption that is fashionable within the National Assembly
    So sad

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  3. coward reps very vindictive like dia oga at d top, if obj had not tro stone wud u av rememba probe, where art thou since ages past? yeye house of commotion.

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  4. Keep deceiving yourself,one day Nigerians will wake up from their slumber and burn you people down.The truth Nobody like you guys in the national Assembly.You better step slowly because the former president Olusegun Obasanjo has what he can use to nail and push you down to comma

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