Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has reiterated the Senate’s call for the Federal Government to fast-track access to the three hundred million dollars malaria bond through the Innovative Financing for Malaria Prevention and Control Project.
Saraki restated Senate’s position on the bond during the 2017 World Malaria Day workshop titled: “Push for Prevention.”
According to a statement issued by Saraki’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to, Yusuph Olaniyonu, the upper chamber is asking the federal government to fast-track access to the dollar malaria bond initiated by the Global Fund to fight malaria, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, AIDS, and tuberculosis.
The Senate president said with ninety-seven per cent of Nigerians being susceptible to malaria, it means that the entire nation is at risk. He urges the federal government to look at ways to push for prevention, as opposed to treatment.