Medicine

House of Representatives inaugurates COVID-19 committee

The House of Representatives has inaugurated an 18-man Adhoc committee on COVID-19 in Nigeria.

The committee is to engage the executive arm of government in a partnership to confront and conquer what it described as ‘the most severe challenge of life.’

Inaugurating the committee in Abuja, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila challenged the committee to ensure the operations of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19  are conducted to international best practice.

Mr. Gbajabiamila explained that; “Your role is to add value by serving as a link between the task force and the National Assembly, and with the Nigerian people whose interests we all serve, and to whom we are all answerable. 

”It is also your responsibility to ensure that those of our citizens; doctors, nurses and all the health workers on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria receive the full protection they deserve, and the benefits they have so honorably earned.

”You have the rare opportunity to write your legacy in gold, and I am confident that you will meet that opportunity.

”I urge you to face this responsibility with a sense of urgency and the utmost integrity, rest assured of my support and the support of the entire House of Representatives.”

Responding, the Chairman of the Committee, Dr. Haruna Mshelia from Borno State pledged that the committee would work to meet the interest of the country and its people.

Source: Voice of Nigeria