The House of Representatives has rejected a bill seeking to prevent public officials from seeking medical treatment abroad.

The lawmakers argued that the bill which seeks to regulate international trips for medical treatment violates the right of the public officials.

Speaking against it, Mohammed Wase from Plateau state, said: “I was in hospital in Nigeria for check-up, and they said I was fine, friends encouraged me to travel for checkup, I did only to discover that I was not okay.
I spent three months there, now you are telling me to get approval… please this bill should be thrown out. Instead of banning people from travelling, we should create enabling environment for people to invest in the healthcare sector.”