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Kebbi State Governor Comrade Nasir Idris
By El-Yakub Dabai, Birnin Kebbi
Governor Nasir Idris of Kebbi State has commissioned 100-bed capacity mother and child Hospital under the auspices of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at Tsamiya town in Bagudo Local Government Area of the state.
The project which was constructed by the SDGs was facilitated by the Legislator representing Bagudo-Suru Federal Constituency, Hon. Bello Kaoje and designed to not only benefit communities in Nigeria but also those from the two nebouring countries of Niger and Benin Republics.
Speaking while commissioning the project, Governor Idris commended the Federal Government for executing projects that have direct bearing to the lives of the common people, adding that the hospital would go a along way in reducing child and maternal mortality in the community.
“It will not be out of place to request for more projects especially skills acquisition centres in the state capital to train both youths and women in various skills and trades to reduce the level of unemployment and create more job opportunities as well as social security.” He added
Earlier, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Adejoke Orelope Adefulire said the project remained one of the Mother and Child Centres constructed and fully equipped from their office and thanked the President for his sterling leadership and commitment to working closely with state governments to deliver key interventions to fasttrack the achievement of SDGs.
The centre was equipped with state-of-the-art facilities which included two operating theatres, recovery rooms, private and general wards, scanning room, consultation rooms, laboratory, ultra sound machine, vacuum extractor delivery set and an emergency cart with full compliment.
Also in his speech, the federal lawmaker representing Bagudo-Suru Federal Constituency, Hon. Bello Kaoje thanked the SDGs for partnering with his office and state government in actualising what he described as noble objectives of accessing quality medical facilities for healthy and wellbeing of his people.