The Senate President who declared the summit opened said: “Before I begin my remark, is the permanent secretary ministry of health here? Well, I asked that question because the two ministers of health are not here, the minister of health, the minister of state and the permanent secretary are not here. I believe this is not good”.
When told that Ehanire was present earlier, the Senate President responded that “He just left but somebody should have replaced him. Because everything we do here, the Federal Ministry of Health is supposed to be here to garner all the resources that will come out of this. The PSC is simply an interventionist outfit. And as politicians and political leaders, we are supposed to be very serious and committed about the health of our people.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Sub-Themes for the summit are; Leadership And Governance In Pandemic Recovery And Reconstruction. Nigeria’s Health-Security Framework For Effective Response To Global Health Security Threats.
According to organisers, the summit is an assemblage of key actors in the health, economic, security, and policy-making sectors of the country.