Nigerian musician Eedris Abdulkareem has called for the passing of a bill to keep Nigerian politicians in the country for their medical treatment.
This comes after a proposed bill in the National Assembly that would require graduate doctors to stay in Nigeria for five years before traveling abroad.
Abdulkareem made the call on his Instagram page, stating, “I think they should also pass a bill… that all politicians should stay in Nigeria for their medical treatment.”
The Nigerian healthcare system has been plagued with challenges such as inadequate infrastructure, poor management, and a shortage of medical personnel.
As a result, many Nigerian politicians, including the President and other top government officials, often travel abroad for medical treatment.
This has drawn criticism from many Nigerians who argue that politicians should be held accountable for improving the healthcare system in Nigeria instead of relying on medical treatment abroad.
Abdulkareem’s call for a bill to keep politicians in Nigeria for their medical treatment has sparked a conversation about the need for better healthcare infrastructure in the country.
Many Nigerians have taken to social media to voice their support for the proposed bill.
The Nigerian government has made efforts to improve the healthcare system in the country, but progress has been slow.
In 2018, Nigeria’s health budget was less than 5% of the national budget, far below the 15% recommended by the World Health Organization.
If passed, the proposed bill could lead to a significant improvement in the Nigerian healthcare system.
It would encourage politicians to invest in the healthcare sector and improve infrastructure, personnel, and services.