Desmond Elliot, Waje And Ali Nuhu present over 187,000 Nigerian signatures to Senate President
At a recent Town hall meeting, which held at the National Airforce Conference Centre in Jabi Abuja ONE ambassadors, Nollywood star and lawmaker Desmond Elliot, singer Waje and Actor Ali Nuhu presented a petition made up of 187,000 signatures from Nigerians to Senate President Bukola Saraki. The petition called on the Federal Government to Make Naija Stronger by ensuring implementation of the National Health Act, including more resources and better spending to ensure all Nigerians, including the poorest, are able to access health care.
“We believe the AIDS response in this country is undermined by a broader health crisis.” Said Waje in a presentation. Desmond Elliot while presenting the signed petition urged on the Senate President to invest more funding to fight HIV/Aids and other health issues in Nigeria. The Senate President Bukola Saraki after receiving the signatures assured Nigerians that the stakeholders request for the allocation of the Consolidated Revenue Fund to the health sector in the 2017 budget would be prioritized.
Kicked off early in 2016, the Make Naija Stronger Campaign has shed light on the deplorable state of healthcare in Nigeria while calling on the Federal Government to help save millions of lives and create a more healthy, prosperous and secure nation. The Townhall meeting was organised by ONE Campaign, Connected Development, The Wellbeing Foundation.