Speaker House Reps calls for massive investment in health sector
The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, has called for more investments in the health sector in Nigeria, saying it is a major way of checking medical tourism, generating foreign exchange and saving the Naira
Speaker Abbas made the call when a delegation from the First Surat Group of Companies, a Turkish conglomerate in Nigeria, visited him in Abuja
In a statement by the special adviser on media and publicity,Musa Krishi, the Speaker received the delegation in the company of the Minority Whip of the House, Hon. Ali Isah, JC, and the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Speaker (Administration), Engr. Jamil Ahmad
According to him, a significant number of the citizens of this country are going on medical tourism saying, if the country could have or replicate what are on ground in the developed countries, Nigeria would be able to save a lot of foreign exchange and be able to save the naira,
He expressed the readiness of the National Assembly, especially the House, to welcome ideas on how to collaborate for a win-win situation for Nigeria and Turkey.
Speaker Abbas commended the group for its contributions and donations to Nigeria for about 27 years.
He added that it was indeed a testimony that the Nigerian-Turkish relationship is a mutually beneficial one, and hope other nationalities will emulate the good gesture.
Earlier, the Managing Director of the conglomerate, Mr. Ovenc congratulated the Speaker on his emergence as the Number 4 Citizen of Nigeria.
Ovenc and other members of the delegation, in their separate remarks, reeled out the data on the activities of the Turkish group in Nigeria, especially in the health and education sector.