Senate knocks FG over plan to borrow $200m for mosquito nets - Daily Trust

Senate knocks FG over plan to borrow $200m for mosquito nets

10/27/2021 12:11:00 AM

Senate knocks FG over plan to borrow $200m for mosquito nets

The Senate Committee on Health has knocked the federal government over the plan to borrow $200 million for procurement of mosquito nets

Senate knocks FG over plan to borrow $200m for mosquito netsMembers of the Senate Committee on Health, on Tuesday, knocked the federal government over the plan to borrow $200 million for procurement of mosquito...ByAbdullateef SalauTue, 26 Oct 2021 21:48:12 GMT

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Members of the Senate Committee on Health, on Tuesday, knocked the federal government over the plan to borrow $200 million for procurement of mosquito nets and malaria medicines.The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Mammam Mahmuda, had, in his presentation before the committee during budget defence session, said the loan had become necessary due to high rate of under five mortality in Nigeria largely caused by malaria and inaccessibility to malaria treatments.

Bandit who burnt Zamfara resident alive shot deadHe said the loan, if approved by the National Assembly, and accessed, would be used to procure mosquito nets and medicines to be distributed to 13 vulnerable states that have no access to malaria treatment. headtopics.com

Irked by the submission, the committee chairman, Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe (APC, Kwara), and other members lampooned the Permanent Secretary and Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib.Specifically the Chairman of the committee wondered why the federal government planned to borrow the $200 million to fight malaria despite the N450 million budgeted for the same purpose in the proposed 2022 budget.

Oloriegbe also decried the plan to import the mosquito nets when there are local producers.He said, “This is a clear case of money and jobs for the boys. What you give with the right hand, you take it back with the left.“This is unacceptable. We should be able to put our feet down when dealing with these donor agencies or creditors as regards loans to be taken and what it should be expended on.

“We should as a country produce what we use for our people. If someone wants to give us money and put conditions that you must buy from their manufacturers, you can say no for our sovereignty.”Other members of the committee like Senators Adelere Oriolowo (APC Osun), Abba Moro (PDP Benue) also condemned the borrowing plan.

They, therefore, demanded more details on the loan and asked the officials to return back. Read more: Daily Trust »

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