Power cut forces House to adjourn

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BY OKEY NDIRIBE

The House of Representatives was Wednesday, forced to adjourn its plenary session due to intermittent power cuts which affected the public address system of the House.

Speaker of the House Hon.  Aminu  Tambuwal who presided over the day’s proceedings had to  defer the session till tomorrow.

The lawmakers were considering the report of the House Committee on Health on a Bill for an Act to repeal the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Act of 1999 and re-enact the National Health Insurance Commission and approve the recommendations herein.

While briefing journalists about the bill recently Hon. Elumelu had said NHIS as presently constituted could not provide universal insurance cover Nigerians.

He explained that: “In order for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to cover the entire nation, there is a need for the establishment of a National Health Insurance Commission which would serve as the regulatory body.”

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