The Federal Government on Saturday restated its commitment to the welfare of older persons in Nigeria, especially in providing them quality healthcare.
Mr Basheer Alkali, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, said this at the premiere of a movie ” Silent Scream “in Abuja.
The movie gives an insight into the plight of older persons in Nigeria as well as the controversies surrounding the care of older persons.
Alkali, represented by Mr Mansur Kuliya, Director, Social Development Department, expressed the commitment of the Federal Government to extending health insurance coverage to retirees.
“The Federal Government has constituted a committee to consider the insurance of people who just retired from service. That committee was spearheaded by the federal ministry of Health and I am sure the report will almost be ready,” he said.
The permanent secretary commended the Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria…
Source: Guardian Newspaper