Saraki promises 50% health insurance coverage if elected president 

Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has promised to push the compulsory health insurance coverage from the current seven per cent to 50 per cent in the first two years, if elected President of Nigeria in 2023.

Saraki, who is contesting the presidency on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party also pledged to ensure that the law on compulsory basic education is enforced and quality of teaching improves in all public schools.

Speaking during an interactive session with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, Saraka noted that as long as there is an old woman in this country who cannot afford her prescription drugs for diabetes or malaria because she has no insurance coverage, the job is not done. 

“I acknowledge the great efforts of all our past leaders over the years. I pay my great respect to them all and I thank them for their service to our nation.

“However, as long as there is a child in Nigeria that cannot read or write, then the job is not done. And it is for this one child that I want to run for President because I will ensure that the law on compulsory basic education is enforced and the quality of teaching improves in all public schools.

“As long as there is an old woman in this country who cannot afford her prescription drugs for diabetes or malaria because she has no insurance coverage, the job is not done. 

“And it is for this woman that I want to run for President because I will ensure that people like her are covered; and that we are able to push our compulsory health insurance coverage from the current seven percent to 50 percent in the first two years,” he said.

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