The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, on Saturday performed the ground breaking for the construction of an Infectious Diseases Hospital in Maiduguri with laudatory remarks for Borno Gov. Babagana Umara Zulum.
The hospital is being built by the NIgeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
as part of national response to the Covid-19 pandemic and to improve healthcare services in the state.
The hospital will be sited at Jimtilo.
The Minister of State for Petroleum and NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Malam Mele Kyari, attended the ground-breaking ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, Mustapha commended the governor’s effort in improving the welfare of the people since he took office in May 2019.
“Your Excellency, I will start with the note of commendation, some of us have observed you from a distance. In terms of humility and in terms of achievements so far, yours is that of a quiet achiever.
“You just do your work, I am telling you this because, these are some of the things people have said about you.
“I am sure the people of this state appreciate what you are doing in spite of the daunting challenges.
“We always say that the reward for hard work is more work, and I am sure that you have everything going good for you, you have continued your work not just by your designation as a Professor, your actions have been Professorial as well,” said Mustapha, chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, represented by the Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora.
PerSecondNews recalls that the Minister of State for Petroleum had on April 25 during a courtesy call on Gov. Zulum, announced the construction of an infectious diseases hospital in Borno.
In his remarks, Zulum commended the NNPC and its partners for citing such an important project in Maiduguri, describing it as a timely intervention in the state.The governor noted that Borno as the epicentre of humanitarian crisis in Nigeria, deserved such a project.