Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has given a go ahead for the inclusion of Tanko Sununu who is currently serving as the chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Health, to join the Health Sector Reform Committee recently constituted.
The Senior Special Assistant to the president on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement issued late Friday night.
Buhari had recently approved the setting up of the committee, for the development and implementation of a health sector reform programme for Nigeria.
The committee, under the chairmanship of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has members drawn from private and public sector health care management professionals, development partners, representatives from the National Assembly as well as the Nigeria Governors Forum, among others.
The committee, which is set up for a period of six months, will undertake a review of all healthcare reforms adopted in the past two decades.
The committee will factor the lessons learnt from the review into the development of the new Health Sector Reform Programme.
Other members of the committee are Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta; Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health; Alex Okoh, Director-General of Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE); Ibrahim Abubakar, Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University College London and Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health.
Babatunde Irukera, Director General, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Council; Ibrahim Oloriegbe; Adedamola Dada; Sani Aliyu and Mairo Mandara would also serve in the committee.