25 February 2021 by Aisha Adesanya
The Speaker House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has received the report of the Sectoral Roundtable Session (SRS) on Nigeria’s healthcare delivery system organised by the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs.
Receiving the report, titled the Green Book, from the chairman of the Committee, Benjamin Kalu, at the National Assembly, Gbajabiamila said the House would give more attention to issues of health, which he described as an important part of any society.
He added that the 9th House has acted like no other House in the history of the Nigerian Parliament by taking some revolutionary steps in the health sector.
Earlier, Benjamin Kalu told the Speaker that the sectoral engagement was a proactive rather than reactive approach to engage Nigerians and to critically examine the performance of the various socioeconomic sectors to identify and address certain gaps.
He said the maiden edition, which centred on the healthcare delivery system, had the participation of a wide range of stakeholders, from within and outside Nigeria, who offered suggestions on how best to confront health issues in the country.