As part of efforts to provide effective healthcare delivery to its citizens, the government of Zamfara state has approved the immediate employment of 100 qualified medical doctors and 300 fresh nursing officers.
23 other nursing personnel are to be recruited on contractual basis.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar gave the approval at the 3rd Executive Council Meeting held in the state capital, Gusau.
The state Governor also ordered immediate procurement of medical equipment worth N670 million for the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital in Gusau, as well as 70% mobilisation cost to T-Global Link Nigeria Limited, for the expansion of services in the hospital.
The expansion phase of the hospital and equipment to be procured are slated for launch during the forthcoming 7th anniversary of the Governor’s election.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar also approved a total sum of over N35.35 million for the payment of promotions and salary arrears to government workers.
In addition, he approved another sum of over N17.13 million for the settlement of annual increments to workers with effect from March, 2018, while the sum of N100 million was set aside as monthly pay for gratuities to retired civil servants in the state.
The approvals for emoluments to workers is coming on the heels of the receipt of the final report of the state’s civil service verification exercise.
The report indicated that the bio-data of 4,549 workers were not captured in previous exercises as a result of which the state government lost over N137 million every month, due to irregularities.
Governor Yari also approved the award of a contract to provide a road network and electricity for the 100 housing units already completed by the state government along the Gusau-Kaura Namoda road, at the cost of over N702.47 million.
The contract, awarded to Syndicate Nigeria Ltd, is to be completed in 12 months.
Details of the outcome of the council meeting were presented to the media at a joint briefing by the state Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Muhammad Sanda Danjari and his counterparts in Health and Environment, Alhaji Lawal M. Liman and Alhaji Muktar Lugga respectively.