By Hassan Zaggi
The Senate has vowed to take the needed steps to ensure that the one per cent Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) is made a statutory transfer.
The money which amounts to N55 billion is currently placed under capital expenditure.
Funds in the statutory transfers are always prioritised as they are not largely affected by scarcity of funds while putting it in capital expenditure means if there is any paucity of funds within the year, it will suffer severe budget cuts and poor implementation
At end of the second summit of the Legislative Network on Universal Health Coverage (UCH) in Abuja on Tuesday, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, vowed to give the health sector the needed support for the good of all Nigerians.
Represented by the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs Chairman, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, Saraki applauded the lawmakers from both federal and states’ legislatures for attending the summit