President Muhammadu Buhari has said Governor Babagana Zulum’s approval for construction and equipping of an auditorium at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), commissioned today, is a testimony to sound relationship that exist between government at the state and federal levels.
Buhari spoke from the statehouse in Abuja, where he virtually commissioned some landmark projects at the UMTH, one of which was the auditorium started from scratch as intervention by Borno state government.
“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,” Buhari said.
Five projects which were commissioned by the President which include 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 government.
Buhari from Abuja, directed Governor Zulum and Minister of health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire who both were at the UMTH, to physically unveil plaques commemorating the presidential commissioning.
Before the President’s remark, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum commended the Federal for the laudable projects executed under the Buhari administration in Borno.
“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 Borno government in the area of healthcare, the Governor explained in this year 2020 alone, his administration has started from scratch, 50 new health centers across various local governments in the state. He added that many other health centers were rehabilitated and furnished with modern equipments.
Zulum also noted that Borno has approved the recruitment of more than 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.