Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, presided over a meeting of the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) to approve a draft legislative instrument for national healthcare reforms.
His spokesman, Laolu Akande, informed that the meeting also discussed power sector issues.
He said the proposed healthcare reforms will enable Nigerians who are unable to pay for healthcare services to enjoy efficient care.
Akande stated: “Vice President Osinbajo has just presided over the National Council on Privatisation, NCP, where power sector issues & comprehensive healthcare reforms were tabled.
“Significantly, NCP today approved the preparation & presentation to Mr President & FEC, a draft legislative instrument to enact the Health Sector Reform Bill & associated legislation.
“The critical point here 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.”
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