Health minister commissions school of Nursing, other completed projects at FMC Nguru, Yobe state

By Mohammed Kaka Misau

The Hon. Minister of health, Senator Adeleke Olarunnimbe Mamora on Thursday performed the Commissioning ceremony of newly constructed Nursing school and other projects executed by the management of Federal Medical Center Nguru, Yobe state.

The minister while speaking at the permanent site of the Center, said that the management of the hospital under the Medical Director, Dr. Abubakar Musa has made indelible mark in the center.

He urged all administrators in charge of one office or the other to emulate the medical director of the center.

“Always remember that One day or some day, it will be over, and when you exited and sit down and look back, when you ask yourself, what legacy have I left behind? That is what people around you will remember you for”, he said.

The minister Adeleke who commended the medical director and his team for doing well, said that the federal government is working round the clock to reposition the health sector for the benefit of the masses.

In his welcoming remarks, during the commissioning ceremony, the hospital’s Governing Board Chairman, Chief Agufugo T. Chukwuma thanked the minister and other dignitaries for gracing the occasion.

He said at assumption of office, he visited the Emir of Nguru during which he promised to establish the school of Nursing at the center after getting a brief from the medical director and the management.

“I promised him that before the end of our tenure, that by God’s grace, that nursing school will come to been and today I am happy it has happened”, he recalled”, he recalled.

The Board chairman said that the presence of the minister at the occasion was an indication that all institutions under his supervision provides the highest quality of healthcare to the populace.

Chief Chukwuma noted that FMC Nguru is one of the several federal tertiary health institutions located outside the state capital.

“It might interest you to note that the state capital is about 250 kilometers away, which makes it farther than even neighboring states like Kano and Jigawa. Our facility here serves all the local government areas of Kano and Jigawa. Our facility located here in Nguru, Yobe state also serves about nine local government areas outside the state”, the Chairman said.

He noted that the projects being commissioned were carefully conceived to meet the needs of the patients, adding that the Governing Board under his leadership has made it a priority to complete all ongoing projects before embarking on new ones.

According to him, all the projects are being done such that they would have direct bearing on the management’s mission of providing quality and efficient health care services to the people.

“In addition to the projects in this permanent site, it is gratifying to note that the long awaited take off of the college of Nursing services has finally come to be. One of the projects been Commissioned today has the sitting capacity of about 250 persons”, the Board chairman explained.

He called on the Minister to look into the ecological challenges facing the college, saying that part of the hospital buildings were completely submerged in the flooded waters of Hadeja/Nguru wet land.

“Several letters have been written to the ecological fund to come to our aid, we are appealing to you to help the center benefit from the fund”, Chief Chukwuma pleaded with the Minister.

“Hon. Minister Sir, these projects being commissioned are our own modest contribution to the health care agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari”, he added.

The Governing Board Chairman pointed out that the federal government’s COVID-19 intervention has no doubt turned around all the federal government tertiary health institutions for good, especially in the areas of critical care and molecular diagnostic capacity.

Chief Chukwuma commended the management of the center under the leadership of Dr. Abubakar Musa for working tirelessly to ensure that the projects were executed according to specifications.

“The management has also ensured peace and industrial harmony as well as staff development”, he added.

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