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I will reverse the brain drain, increase health insurance coverage from 7 to 50% – Saraki – InsuranceNewsNet

A presidential candidate People’s Democratic PartyPDP and former president of the SenateSenator Bukola Saraki said he would develop targeted incentives to reduce brain drain and keep professionals more fulfilled in the country.

Saraki said as much when revealing her plans for Nigeria during a broadcast tagged: “Presidential parley of the media in Abuja Thursday.

He said: “At a time when our professionals are still moving to other countries to thrive, our job is not done and that’s why I want to be president.

“I will be the bridge between the private sector and the public sector. I will be the bridge between the young and the old. I can do it.

“My portfolio experience at the executive level and the highest legislative institution has prepared me for this position.

“I will implement my plans with courage and conviction. We have never lacked ideas in this country.

“We all seem to know what needs to be done, but what’s missing is leadership and the ability to rally around big priorities with measurable goals.

“Leadership of purpose is what I bring to the table. No excuses or justifications for failure. This gap is what I intend to fill,” he added.

The former lawmaker also assured that every Nigerian child, regardless of the status of their parents, would be guaranteed a quality basic education.

He said: “We can be the generation that is committed to building the country on the principle of equal opportunity for all and deliberate on policies that promote the inclusion of women and young people as well as people living with disabilities”.

Saraki also promised that in two years he would increase the country’s insurance coverage from the current 7% to 50% health insurance coverage.

He said he would work with industries to train 1 million young Nigerians in technical and vocational skills.

“I will invest heavily in skills like programming, cloud computing, data analytics and all those in-demand skills to drive innovation,” he said.

Saraki stressed that he wants to be the president to help the country build a great economy that will help Nigeria overcome the vulnerability and volatility of the international oil market.

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