10 Health Facilities Get N35m Grant in Bauchi
Ten health facilities in Darazo and Ganjuwa Federal Constituency of Bauchi state have benefited from a grant of N35 million for improved healthcare delivery services in the state.
The member representing the constituency, Hon. Masur Soro, disclosed this during the presentation of the cheque for the funds in Bauchi on Sunday.
The Federal Lawmaker also donated six shuttle buses to the Constituents to operate commercial transport services at a subsidised rate as a way of cushioning the harsh effect of the removal of fuel subsidy which has led to an increase in transport fares.
He launched four Darazo-Ganjuwa subsidised shuttle buses in January 2023, to enhance the commencement of transportation of people across the area with ease.
“To enhance their coverage today, we are expanding the existing fleet with six additional vehicles to maintain the service routes of Bauchi -Darazo – Sade – Potiskum-Maiduguri Federal Highway.
“Primarily, our targeted objective is to subsidise costs of transportation and minimise the risk of vehicular accidents along the designated routes while creating jobs for our people.”
He named the health facilities and schools that benefited from the N35 million grant to include; Nana Kashim Shettima Pediatric Hospital, Sade, Aisha Mohammed Pediatric Hospital Soro, Maryam Uwais Pediatric Hospital Miya.
Others are Ganjuwa East Gifted Secondary school Soro; Ganjuwa West Gifted Secondary school, Darazo Central Gifted Secondary school, Darazo West Gifted secondary school Sade; Special Primary School Lanzai and Manu Soro Memorial School for orphanage.
“We shall remain committed to complementing the efforts of the state administration in bringing succor to our people affected by the impacts of the removal of petrol subsidy,” he said.
Earlier, Alhaji Umaru Maigamo, a community leader who spoke on behalf of the constituents, said that the buses were meant to ease transportation within Darazo/Ganjuwa as a result of the increase in fuel prices and subsequent difficulty in transportation.
“Today, with the addition of six buses, we have a total of 10 buses for shuttle within the same constituency as a contribution of palliative measures to cushion the effect of subsidy removal,” he said.
Responding, the Bauchi state Commissioner for Education, Jamila Dahiru, who received the cheque on behalf of the beneficiaries, promised that the money would be used judiciously. Naira Devaluation Deepens Economic Crisis in Nigeria
She said that the grant would also be extended to some other schools in the state.