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Senate Set To Ban Use Of Funds For Foreign Medical Trips

The Nigeria House of Representatives (Senate) is set to ban the use of public funds to sponsor foreign medical trips by Government officials.

Recall that, the bill was moved by Honourable Sergius, representing the Ogun constituency months ago.

Sergius stated that the bill intended to cut the unnecessary expenses being made by Government officials in power.

During a plenary session today, the bill reached its second hearing. There are speculations that the whole Senate house is set to ban the use of public funds to sponsor foreign medical trips by government officials.

The bill was tabled again before the House, which Honorable Sergius was able to prove to the house that approval of the bill will bring about a more positive impact on the lives of the masses.

He also affirmed that public officials’ foreign medical can be sponsored with public funds if recommended by the Minister of Health.

Any Officials that travel outside the country for a medical checkup without approval or recommendation from the minister of health, will have to bear the cost from his pocket.

A fine of 500 million should also be placed on any officials that violate the Act.

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