Lawmaker canvasses soft loan for private investors
A member of the House of Representatives, Olusegun Dokun Odebunmi has called for a platform where Nigerians can approach to secure loans with minimal interest to help establish and develop businesses.
Speaking, yesterday, at the opening of Dedah Hospital, Abuja, the lawmaker said investment by private individuals is the only way to drive the economy since graduates can no longer depend on white-collar jobs.
He said: “If private organisations have access to a lot of funds, they can bring a lot into the system and save Nigerians from going abroad for medical care. Nigerian medical personnel are very sound, the only problem is equipment, if they can get equipment, they will do wonderfully well”.
Also commenting, the Managing Director, Dedah Hospital, Dr. Onu Sunday said government has a big role to play in helping the private sector, as public hospitals alone cannot meet the needs of the populace.