One of the defunct P-square duo, Rudeboy is amazed by the news that the Federal Ministry of Health proposed to spend 82 Billion Naira on mosquito nets.
On October 25th, the Nigerian Senate rejected a proposal by the Federal Ministry of Health to borrow $200 million (N82,070,388,916.76) under the malaria programme in the 2022 budget to purchase mosquito nets.
Gershom Bassey, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, spoke out against the decision at the Federal Ministry of Health’s 2022 budget defence on Tuesday, October 26.
Bassey told Mahmuda Mamman, the Permanent Secretary, that the proposal to borrow $200 million (about N82 billion at the official exchange rate of N410 to a dollar) to buy mosquito nets was ridiculous given the sum involved.
Reacting to the news, Rudeboy took to his Instagram account to query the Ministry of Health what type of Mosquitoes they are protecting Nigerians against with #82 billion