Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has confirmed that Nigeria owes its commitment and patriotism to medical professionals.
Gbajabiamila spoke on Sunday at a training session arranged by his office in Lagos for health workers.
He said the program was designed to boost their capacity to better manage the COVID-19 situation.
The lawmaker told the House that it was committed to increasing the allocation to the health sector in order to enhance the well-being of Nigerians.
He paid sparkling tributes to health workers around the country for their contributions since coronavirus outbreaks.
The Surulere representative said that the doctors have shown outstanding bravery and dedication.
“Their efforts have renewed our faith in the human spirit and shown us that we are, each one of us, capable of extraordinary greatness, of courage beyond measure and goodness beyond what we imagine in ordinary times,” he said.
“This moment also requires that governments at all levels continue to support the training, welfare and wellbeing of the medical professionals who are at the forefront of this existential battle. We owe them that much, and so much more,” he added.
Femi Gbajabiamila stressed that the House was determined to increasing appropriations to the health sector to remedy the weaknesses of infrastructure and capacity.
He expressed delight that research work on vaccine for COVID-19 had reached an advanced stage.
The Speaker said everyone must continue to act in the knowledge that the time when the vaccine will be perfect and readily available is still far.
“When the final account of this moment is given, we will not forget to credit the health workers and medical professionals whom have helped us here in Nigeria, and others all over the world”, he added.