President Muhammadu Buhari's hometown, Daura in Katsina state, is set to benefit from the federal government in terms of health care delivery.
Katsina state governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has revealed that the Daura General Hospital is set to be a Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Leadership reports.
Masari stated this on Wednesday, January 30, when he visited the palace of Galadiman Daura and District Head of Maiadua, Ahmed Dadiri Ahmed, during the continuation of his re-election campaign in Daura Senatorial District.
According to him, the state government was also working with the federal authorities to ensure the successful conversion of the hospital to an FMC.
He said that his administration would relocate the Daura General Hospital to the nearly 30-year-old Maiadua Comprehensive Health Centre built when he was the state commissioner for works under former governor Siadu Barda’s administration.
He further said the measures were aimed at improving the provision of health services to the people ad also addressing the problem of infrastructural decay and inadequacy due to lack of committed leadership at most levels of governance.
He commended the people of the zone for supporting the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government, pledging that APC administration at the state and federal level would continue to lead the state and Nigeria on the path of development.
Recall that four months ago, Nigeria’s minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, revealed that a transportation university which is expected to gulp $50 million (N18bn) will be located in Daura, Katsina state.
According to the minister, the university will be built by the China Civil and Construction Company (CCECC) as part of the federal government’s efforts to develop qualified manpower to manage the many railways facilities across the country.
Amaechi added that in addition to Katsina, another such university might be built in Rivers, him home state, to meet the growing demand of manpower in the transportation sector.