Borno Boosts Health Sector By Overhauling Structures In Two Institutions

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza

Borno State Government (BOSG) has embarked on the complete renovation and overhauling of dilapidated structures at the Schools of Nursing and Health Technology in order to provide conducive environment for teaching and learning.

Governor Kashim Shettima who inspected the ongoing renovation works in the two health institutions in Maiduguri, the state capital, said, his administration will not relent in its effort to provide healthcare delivery services to the people of the state, especially its resolved to reduce maternal mortality and the eradication of the 6 child -killer diseases such as polio virus among other health related issues.

The governor while addressing the students however called on them to make good use of the facilities/projects being provided which has already reached 99% completion, noting that government is committed to providing healthcare delivery to the people, particularly those living in the rural areas.

Shettima commended the management staff of the two institutions and the state Ministry of health under Dr. Salma Anas Kolo for their efforts in transforming the health sector, and therefore urged them maintain the tempo.

The governor while acknowledging the commitment and dedication to duties from the management staff assured that government will provide a 500KVA generator to the institutions in order to ensure constant power supply to students, adding that all other facilities like water and teaching materials will be provided in no distant time.

Speaking while conducting the governor round the school premises, the permanent Secretary of the ministry, Alhaji Ahmed Sanda informed governor Shettima that the renovation work has been completed within the stipulated period of three months.

He added that the achievement recorded in the health sector wouldn't have been possible without the support of the present administration of Governor Shettima whose priority is to provide qualitative healthcare delivery to the people of the state.