President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, for the approval of construction and equipping of an auditorium at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
He lauded the state governor on Thursday at the virtual inauguration of capital projects executed at UMTH in response to a specific request by the Board and Management of the hospital.
While speaking from the state house in Abuja on the projects, the President said it is a testimony to sound relationship that exists between government at the state and federal levels.
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He said, “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.”
Landmark projects commissioned by the President included a newly constructed and fully equipped 150-bed Trauma Centre, a new General Outpatient Department, a complex for National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), a multipurpose Auditorium and Conference Centre constructed and furnished by Zulum.
Others include a new hostel for the UMTH School of Nursing, constructed by the Federal 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.
Prior to the President’s remark, Governor Zulum commended the Federal Government 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 year 2020, his administration has started from scratch, building 50 new health centers across various local governments.
He added that Borno had approved the recruitment of more than 500 qualified doctors, nurses, other health workers.