Saraki, JOHESU to Meet Monday Afternoon

2018-05-29T07:48:39+00:00May 27th, 2018|Health|

As a follow-up to his mediation between Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and the Federal Government, President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, is set to meet with the leadership of JOHESU tomorrow (Monday) at 3pm at his office in the Senate. Last week, Saraki began mediating in the ongoing strike action that has [...]

Senate Intervenes To End Health Workers’ Strike

2018-05-29T08:03:04+00:00May 25th, 2018|Health|

...As Saraki Meets Adewole, Ngige, JOHESU The Senate has intervened in the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), in a bid to end the strike and make the nation's hospitals functional once again. The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, after a meeting with the leadership of [...]

1% Primary Healthcare Fund Is For The Poor,” Says PSN

2018-05-29T08:25:13+00:00May 25th, 2018|Health|

...As Group Lauds National Assembly https://twitter.com/bukolasaraki/status/999707968538103808 The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Prof. Ahmed Yakassi has reiterated that the one per cent Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) provision by the National Assembly for primary healthcare in the 2018 budget will directly benefit the poor in the country. Yakasai spoke when he led other [...]

Communique From Kano Roundtable On Drugs And Substance Abuse

2018-05-01T14:59:37+00:00May 1st, 2018|Health, Legislature|

#SenateTacklesDrugAbuse (Monday, December 18th to Tuesday, December 19th 2017) Following expert presentations, analysis and deliberations leading up to, during and following the roundtable, the following key observations regarding the expected outcomes were made: 1. There was a critical paucity of data on drug use, prevalence, trends and patterns in Nigeria, and there is an associated [...]

Drug Abuse: This is Everybody’s Problem

2018-05-01T15:00:10+00:00May 1st, 2018|Health, Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, commended the BBC Africa, ‘Africa Eye’ documentary ‘Sweet Sweet Codeine’ that details the widespread prevalence of drug and substance abuse in Nigeria. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, Saraki stated that documentaries like ‘Sweet Sweet Codeine’ are real-life attestations on the [...]