The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the National Cancer Control Plan established by the regime of the President, Muhammadu Buhari, to determine why fewer Nigerians with cancer cannot access treatment at the special centres.
The House particularly mandated its committees on Health Institutions and Health Care Services to “investigate the Federal Government’s implementation of the National Cancer Control Plan 2018-2022 to ensure its implementation.”
The committees are also to “ascertain the status of all radiotherapy cancer treatment centres in the country to come up with a workable plan to subsidise treatment for cancer patients.”
These resolutions were sequel to the unanimous adoption of a motion moved at the plenary, which was titled, ‘Call for Federal Government’s Intervention in Cancer Treatment in Nigeria’.
A member of the House, Olusegun Odebunmi, while moving the motion, recalled that the President had on December 29th, 2017, signed the bill for the establishment of the National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment of Cancer Patients in Nigeria.