Minister of Health
With the number of people dying from the coronavirus disease increasing daily around the world, it surely came as a relief to Nigerians when the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire recently announced that the second infected case of the coronavirus in Nigeria tested negative. While it is great news to note that there are no known cases of people infected with the virus in Nigeria, it is important to take personal hygiene seriously this period. as Nigerians remain uncalm.
The Senate resolved to invite the Minister of Health, Osagie Emmanuel Ohanire, to brief the upper chamber on the preparedness of his ministry towards taking precautionary measures to stem a possible outbreak of the Coronavirus in Nigeria.
In an exclusive interview with CNBC Africa at the Future of Health Summit in Abuja, Nigeria's Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehanire disclosed that a bill to make health insurance mandatory in Nigeria is currently awaiting assent. CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop started by asking him about increasing Nigeria's budgetary allocation for healthcare.