From: Ali Muhammed Zanna, Maiduguri
President Muhammadu Buhari has said governor Babagana Umara Zulum’s approval for construction and equipping of an auditorium at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, commissioned today, is a testimony to sound relationship that exist between government at the state and federal levels.
Buhari spoke from the state house in Abuja, where he virtually commissioned some landmark projects at the UMTH, one of which was the auditorium, which started from scratch as intervention by Borno state government.
In the multipurpose 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.
The president said that he can see a clear display of participatory ownership and example of sound relationship between federal and state government.
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 Federal Government, as well as the Auditorium built by Borno government.
The president 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.
Governor Babagana Umara Zulum commended the Federal for the laudable projects executed under the Buhari administration in Borno.
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 centres across various local governments in the state.
He added that many other health centres were rehabilitated and furnished with modern equipment’s.
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.