The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the
National Cancer Control Plan was established by the regime of
President Muhammadu Buhari, to determine why fewer
Nigerians with cancer cannot access treatment at the special
centers.
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 centers in the country to come
up with a workable plan to subsidize treatment for cancer
patients.”
These resolutions were sequel to the unanimous adoption of
a motion moved at the plenary on Wednesday, 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 29,
2017, signed the bill for the establishment of the National
Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment of Cancer
Patients in Nigeria.