Coronavirus: FG can’t regulate prices of face masks, sanitizers says the Nigerian minister of health Ehanire Osagie in the wake of the deadly virus
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has revealed that the Federal Government is worried about the increased prices of face masks and sanitizers in the country.
This was revealed by the minister for health in an interview on Channels TV while discussing about government’s response to the Coronavirus plague ravaging some countries around the world.
Ehanire said that they can’t regulate the prices of face masks and sanitizers because Nigeria operates a market autonomy.
“The government is concerned about prices going up. But you see, we operate a market autonomy.
Those who are traders and suppliers are doing a brisk business by trying to increase importation and those who manufacture are also doing a brisk business scaling up the manufacturing of all these products.
“So it is not surprising that the prices go up at the moment. The government makes sure that those agencies and organisations that need to have these materials have them.”
The Minister also expressed hope of the health kits dropping when its vendors import more of it.
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