Senate Rejects Federal Government’s Proposal To Borrow N82 Billion To Buy Mosquito Nets For Nigerians

October 27, 2021
Nigerian Senate mosquito nets 82 billion

The Nigerian Senate has rejected a proposal by the Federal Government to borrow $200 million (N82 billion naira) to buy mosquito nets.

According to The Punch, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Gershom Bassey on Tuesday, opposed the move during the 2022 Budget defence presented by the Ministry of Health.

Senator Bassey told the Permanent Secretary of the Health Ministry, that the proposal to borrow 82 billion naira ($200 million) at the official exchange rate of 410 naira to a dollar, to buy mosquito nets was outrageous.

The committee further demanded the total needs of the Ministry to determine if there was a need for borrowing such an amount.

Meanwhile, the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, revealed that the 82 billion naira was for importation and local production of mosquito nets.

Oct 28, 2021 at 05:46 PM
Nov 01, 2021 at 04:02 PM
The borrowing is too much o
Nov 09, 2021 at 01:14 PM
May God help this country
Nov 19, 2021 at 07:44 AM
The money they suppose to use in solving ASSU strike and Education problem, they want to use it to buy mosquito net for their family members. God is watching.
Nov 20, 2021 at 10:16 AM
Nov 25, 2021 at 06:04 AM
They are so stupid....borrowing money for ney purchase when there facilities is not fully equipped with instruments and not enough doctors or well trained doctors but they will be going abroad...
Nov 26, 2021 at 09:05 AM
This is another system they want to use in stealing our money.
Dec 02, 2021 at 05:14 AM
This is stealing by trick
Dec 04, 2021 at 08:29 PM
Dec 06, 2021 at 01:05 AM
What a shame