By Alkasim Bala
An International Non Governmental Organization Plan International has renovated and handed over ten healthcare centrers across five local government areas of Yobe state at the cost of over two hundred million naira.
At a ceremony to mark the symbolic handing over of the 10 healthcare Centers held at Damaturu Emir’s place adjacent to one of the renovated centers, Governor Mai Mala Buni said the gesture by Plan International would give people of the benefitting communities more access to quality services.
The governor represented by the Yobe state commissioner for Health Dr Muhammad Lawan Gana pointed that, the project was inline with his administration policy to provide at least one standard functional healthcare centre in each of the one hundred and seventy eight political wards of the state.
Governor Buni further assured people of Yobe state of his administration’s resolve to achieving universal health coverage and health related sustainable development goals.
Earlier, the Director Operations, Plan International Nigeria,
Robert Komach represented by field manager Yobe, Avindigh Alagh Titus says the Construction and Renovation of the 10 healthcare facilities was a step towards attaining Plan International ambition to continually strengthen healthcare services in Yobe state.
Mr Robert explained that, Yobe is only state in Nigeria that benefitted from this kind of regional intervention by Plan International
He further solicited for additional support from Yobe State government to enable them provide more.
The communities that benefitted from the healthcare centers renovation include, Mairi, Maisandari, Mashio, Dogon Kuka, Guya, Tulo-Tulo, Dapchi, Masaba, Dumsai and Dabule.