Kogi to ensure adequate healthcare delivery

Elizabeth Christopher, Abuja


The Kogi State Government in North Central Nigeria has restated it’s commitment to ensure adequate healthcare service delivery to it’s citizens across the three senatorial districts .

This was the outcome of the State Executive Council Meeting, held in Lokoja the States capital.

The State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna said the Council has approved the upgrading and rehabilitation of three hospitals across the three Senatorial Districts as well as the establishment of the Psychiatric Department at the State Specialist Hospital in Lokoja.

“The State Executive Council today, approved the establishment of more departments in the State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja. 

“Also, Council has also approved the upgrading and rehabilitation of hospitals in Okene, Idah and Kabba. The spread of the project is in line with the policy of the New Direction Administration to spread projects equitably,” the Commission said.

Powering Government Projects
The State’s Commissioner for Information and Communication, Honorable  Kingsley Fanwo reiterated the determination of the present administration  to ensure that the newly created Ministry Of Solid Minerals rakes in enough revenue to power government programs and projects.

“The Kogi State Government is poised to use the newly created Ministry Of Solid Minerals to compete effectively in the mineral exploration world.

“To this end, the Deputy Governor of the State, Chief Edward Onoja has been directed to ensure the Ministry starts on a strong footing,” he said.

Probe of Suspended Officials
Mr. Fanwo stated that the Governor has directed the immediate probe of suspended officials who were accused of contravening government’s directive on Treasury Single Account.

The Officials are the Vice Chancellor of the Kogi State University, Prof. M.S. Abdulkadir; Rector of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Prof. Mohammed Atureta; Chief Medical Director Of Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Dr Ahmed Attah and the Chief Medical Director Of the Kogi State University Teaching Hospital.

The Commissioner revealed that the Governor was determined to ensure accountability and transparency in the system, adding that Government would sanction any organisation that violates Government anti-corruption policies.


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