Two Nigerian Senators, Mao Ohuabuwa and Dino Melaye, may propose bill that will compel politicians to undergo a compulsory mental test. They made the call yesterday at the Third Annual World Mental Health Day symposium, organised by NOVO Health Africa in Abuja. The theme of the symposium, which was “Mental health in the workplace,” was aimed at enhancing the importance of good practices for a psychologically safe work place.
Ohuabuwa is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Primary Health And Communicable Diseases, while Melaye represents Kogi West Senatorial District. Ohuabuwa lamented the low budgetary allocation to psychiatry or mental hospitals in the country, adding that the proposed bill would assist in reforming the national health policy. Melaye condemned the rate of corruption in the country, asking: “How can someone in his right senses use N2billion to cut grasses?” Melaye said: “Indeed health experts need to co