SERAP sues Buhari over ‘missing N3.8bn health funds’


SERAP sues Buhari over ‘missing N3.8bn health funds’
President Muhammad Buhari

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari over “his failure to probe allegations that N3,836,685,213.13 of public funds meant for the Federal Ministry of Health, teaching hospitals, medical centres, and National Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) are missing, mismanaged, diverted or stolen, as documented in the recently released 2018 audited report by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.”

The suit is coming in the wake of the controversy over Buhari’s travel to London for a “routine” medical check-up at a time the country’s resident doctors are on strike over unpaid salaries, upward review of hazard allowances, and COVID-19 care incentives, leaving millions of poor Nigerians without access to medical treatment.

A statement signed by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare and made available to Vanguard stated that in the suit number…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper