Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has commissioned five healthcare centres in Maiduguri metropolis and flagged off the complete overhaul of the dilapidated Maiduguri-Bama highway.
According to a statement on the official Facebook page of the Borno State governor, the projects commissioned by the governor include four primary healthcare centers along Baga road, Njimtilo; 777 housing estate, and Abuja Talakawa and an overhauled infectious disease hospital along Kirikasamma road.
Zulum also commissioned a township road at Abuja-Sheraton community before laying the foundation for the construction of another 50-bed health center in Wulari area of Maiduguri.
Governor Zulum’s administration aims to ensure that each of Borno’s 312 wards is provided with a primary healthcare centre in compliance with the standard of the World Health Organization (WHO).
More importantly, he noted the employment of hundreds of healthcare personnel already done by his administration to make healthcare centres functional. The Governor said all the numerous healthcare centres built in the central, southern, and northern parts of the State, will be equipped with competent staff.
On Maiduguri-Bama road, Zulum said the State was in talks with Alhaji Aliko Dangote to support in extending the road from Bama to Banki by the time the project reaches Bama from Maiduguri. He noted that connecting Banki will enhance trans-border trade and increase access to livelihood.
Zulum commended the quality of the commissioned projects executed by the State’s Ministry of Health and that of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement.
Maiduguri is the most populated local council in the state because of the displacement that has forced many local people to now live in suburban communities.