By Wisdom Peter,
According to report, the Niger State Government under the present administration said on Monday that about N190m has been spent on the construction of female hostel at the School of Nursing Bida.
This was made known to The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by The State Commissioner for Health, Mr Mustapha Jibril in Minna.
Jibril noted that about N150 million was spent on the construction of female hostel and N40 million on
fencing the entire institution, and that the projects had since been completed and awaiting inauguration.
The report also notes Jibril saying that about 1,500 health facilities have been given attention since the inception of the present administration.
“There is massive reconstruction in some institutions while others were provided with modern health facilities to meet global standards,” he said.
“We have already constructed 247 rural primary healthcare centres, and employed 500 health personnel with state of the art equipments to enable rural dwellers better access to affordable healthcare services in the state.”
As reported by The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), The commissioner said that the state government
would continue to accord priority attention to the school to ensure provision of qualitative manpower to manage health institutions across the state, and that the ministry had also recruited 3,000 nurses and midwives to address the manpower shortage in the health sector.
Jibril also claimed that health workers in the state were being trained and retrained to update their
knowledge and boost service delivery, and however called on residents to complement the effort of the state government and report any outbreak of epidemic to the nearest health institution – (NAN) NTA reports.