9th House SRS (Health)
GreenBook presented to the Speaker
The Speaker of the House of Representatives has received our report of the 9th House SRS on Health and agreed to put health on front burner.
The 9th House of Representatives engaged with the stakeholders of the health sector to examine the real-life performance of the sector against the context of existing legislation and executive regulations; with the goal of developing industry consensus bills, motions, policy documents and other legislative interventions to address gaps in the sector.
The event discussed the challenges of attaining universal coverage, adequate health funding, health insurance, brain drain and capital flight in the sector.
He attended Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, Ogun State before proceeding to University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Osun state where he obtained a B.Sc, Health Sciences, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). Described as the master of parliamentary procedures, Mamora worked as Medical Director of a Medical Centre and a Company Medical Adviser in 1987 – 1998 and 1988 – 1992 respectively. Mamora was also appointed to committees on Upstream Petroleum Resources, Selection Committee, Health, and Federal Character & Inter-Government Affairs while serving as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2007.
In 2015, Mamora also served as the Deputy Director-General of the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation during the 2015 presidential election
Prior to this, he had served for many years as the Honourable Commissioner for Economic Planning & Budget, Lagos State, Nigeria, having first been appointed by Governor Tinubu and then re-appointed for two terms by the then Governor Fashola.
Ben is a distinguished banker, accountant, development economist and administrator, he holds a first class B.Sc degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos and an Advanced Management Programme Certificate from the Lagos Business School.
He has attended several courses/conferences on banking, public finance and leadership in Nigeria and many other countries.
Ben is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administrators (FICA).
He has over 23 years experience in Accounting, Consulting and Banking, rising to the apex of the profession as Managing Director/Chief Executive of NAL Bank Plc (2000-2005), and Executive Director - Sterling Bank Plc from January to August 2006.
Ben Akabueze is very passionate about societal transformation and actively participates in programmes designed to bring the desired change in his country. In this respect, he serves on the Boards of the Apostles in the Marketplace, Society for National Transformation, etc.
He also pastors the Redeemed Christian Church of God – The King's Court Parish, with a congregation consisting mainly of professionals and business people.
Ben is the recipient of several academic, professional and community service awards.
Dr Wada first became a Consultant Gynaecologist at Bourn Hall Clinic Cambridge, the world’s first Fertility & In vitro Fertilization (IVF) Centre, established by Pioneers Steptoe & Edward. He returned to Nigeria in 1994 as Chief Consultant Gynaecologist at Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital. Dr Wada rose to become Director of Clinical Services /CMAC National Hospital Abuja in 2002. He later became the Pioneer Medical Director of Garki Hospital, the first wholesome Public Private Partnership with the Federal Capital Territory.
His other contributions include one of the earliest IVF births in Nigeria, Hanatu who recently graduated with a 1st Class degree from a European University. He has also contributed significantly to the development of Gynaecological Endoscopy in Nigeria.
The Federal Government of Nigeria honoured Dr Wada with the award of Officer of the Order of Niger (OON) in 2006. He is a keen golfer.
Her post-graduate areas of study also include Pre-hospital Emergency care, Healthcare leadership and Healthcare delivery. She has a certificate in Economic policy making from IE business school, Spain and a certificate in Accounting for decision making from the University of Michigan in the United States.
Reprioritising Government Spending on Health: 20 years of the Abuja Declaration 2001
This session will evaluate Nigeria’s responsibilities under the African Union Abuja Declaration of 2001 and other workable modes of health financing under the present and foreseeable economic condition of the country.
Building a Resilient Health System: Lessons from Covid-19
This session will examine creative interventions that can be adopted for a more resilient and sustainable health system in Nigeria. It will also assess the performance of primary health centres in Nigeria and the inclusion of rural population in basic health care.
Capital Flight and Brain Drain in the Health Sector
This session will examine and proffer interventions to address the impact of medical tourism and brain drain on Nigeria’s health sector and overall economy.
Universal Coverage: Health Insurance and Tax-based Financing
Towards the consensus that health care should be accessible and affordable to all Nigerians, this session will examine the performance of health insurance in Nigeria as against a tax-based financing approach.