By Josh Ladi
The Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Zulum has ordered the immediate construction of a new General Hospital for Damboa township, because internally displaced persons (IDPs) currently occupy the existing hospital since their spontaneous takeover in search of shelter.
Zulum on Thursday paid a visit to Damboa town and Garjang community, both in Damboa Local Government Area in the southern part of Borno State.
During the visit, Zulum said the new general hospital, which will be a modern one, in addition to the existing facility, with the aim of increasing public access to quality and affordable medical services.
“As you can see, the hospital premises is occupied by internally displaced persons. Therefore, we will construct a new hospital complex around the existing one, where, even after the IDPs leave, it will serve as an extension to provide medical services for the increasing needs of the growing population.” Zulum said.
Zulum also approved the reconstruction and remodeling of the Government Secondary School in Damboa which was destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents.
… Two schools, more teachers for Garjang
After visiting Damboa town, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum was at Garjang community, also in Damboa Local Government Area.
The Governor approved the reconstruction and fencing of two primary schools.
The schools are, Garjang Community Integrated Primary School and Garjang Central Primary and Junior Secondary School.
Zulum assessed student performances and approved the recruitment of more teachers to be recruited from residents with requisite qualifications.
The Governor visited Garjang alongside a UK-based Urological Surgeon, Professor Baba Mallam Gana, who hails from Garjang town.
Others in the Governor’s entourage included Engr Ibrahim Idriss, immediate past Special Adviser on Monitoring and Evaluation and Dr. Ali Umar Bashir, a project coordinator at the Multi Crises Recovery Project (MCRP) of the World Bank.