Posted on Wed 14 Jun 2017, 01:36 PM

The Senate has asked the Ministry of Health at all levels to set up free and accessible mental health stations in all government-owned hospitals and clinics across the country.

The resolutions was sequel to a motion by Senator Oluremi Tinubu, on the need to ensure affordable mental health care for Nigerians.

Senator Tinubu in her lead debate noted that Nigeria was ranked Seventy-Eighth happiest nation in the world and Fourth in Africa in the Two thousand and Fifteen world happiness report.

She also noted that societal ills, economic difficulty and crime rate, which are prevalent in Nigeria are sufficient to send anyone over the edge.

Senators who spoke also noted that the economic hardship the country found itself is biting harder.

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