The Nigerian house of representatives has resolved to set up an ad-hoc committee to probe that administration of president Muhammadu Buhari and former president, Goodluck Jonathan over N11.1 billion state house clinic budgets between 2015-2017.
Under a motion titled “Need to Investigate the deplorable condition of the state house clinic and the alleged deductions from the salaries and allowances of the medical staff”, moved by Rep. Henry Archibong, PDP, Akwa Ibom.
The lawmaker noted that over the years, the clinic has been receiving annual budgetary allocations to procure equipment to function optimally, noted that in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Appropriation Acts, the Clinic was allocated the sums of N3.94 billion, N3.87 billion and N3.2 billion respectively, for upgrading and provision of necessary drugs and equipment.
He noted that within the 36 months, the 16 teaching hospitals got N1.424 billion; 2016: 3.333 billion and 2017: N1.943 billion collectively.
The Green Chambers also applauded Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, for bringing the issue to Public glare.