MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – President Muhammadu Buhari, has said the commissoned of projects at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, (UMTH), is a clear testimony that there exist a sound relationship between government at the State and Federal level.
Buhari spoke from the State House in Abuja, where he virtually commissioned some landmark projects on Thursday, at UMTH including the construction and equipping of an auditorium started from scratch as intervention by the Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum.
“In the multi purpose auditorium and conference hall constructed and furnished for University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital by the Government of Borno State, under the leadership of His Excellency, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, I see a clear display of participatory ownership and example of sound relationship between federal and state government,” he said.
Five projects which were commissioned by the President includes; a Trauma Centre, GOPD/NHIS/Retainership Complex, Physical Rehabilitation Centre, a hostel at the School of Nursing, all built by the FG, as well as the Auditorium built by Borno State Government.
Buhari directed Governor Zulum and Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire who both were at the UMTH, to physically unveil plaques commemorating the presidential commissioning.
Earlier, in his remark, Zulum commended the Federal Government for the laudable projects executed under the Buhari’s administration in Borno State.
“This institution (UMTH) has never witnessed such laudable developmental projects at once, from its inception to date. Mr President, we appreciate all the good projects,” Zulum said.
On efforts by the state government in the area of healthcare, Zulum explained that in 2020 alone, his administration has started from scratch, 50 new healthcare centers across various Local Government Areas in the state.
He added that many other healthcare centers were rehabilitated and furnished with modern equipments.
He also informed that Borno state approved the recruitment of over 500 qualified doctors, nurses, other health workers and re-engage retired personnel, for deployment to healthcare centres where medical services are most needed by citizens.