By John Imade (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has advised the Federal Government to channel the $1.5bn proposed for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt Refinery to the construction of more hospitals for Nigerians.
Atiku made this plea via series of tweets on his official handle on Thursday evening, restating his opposition to the idea of spending the proposed sum on the rehabilitation of a loss-making refinery.
“Rather than spend $1.5 billion on a loss-making refinery, would it not make better economic sense, as well as ensure social justice, to use that money to build mass hospitals for our people,
“And provide our doctors with better working conditions, so every Nigerian has access to quality healthcare?”
The Federal Government last month announced plans to rehabilitate the Port Harcourt Refinery.