Ebonyi State Government has paid the sum of N11.2 billion, for the Procurement of equipment for the thirteen General Hospitals across the State.
The state governor, Rt. Hon. Francis Nwifuru disclosed this at his country home in Oferekpe Agbaja, Izzi Local Government Area, while playing host to stakeholders of Izzi Nnodo Clan, Commissioners, Founding Fathers, Town Union Executives, members of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Correspondents’ Chapel respectively, who paid him Christmas Homage.
He said that by the first week of January 2024, the government will pursue aggressive health sector Reforms.
According to him, “Mr President has approved the de-merging of the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, we will have our Teaching hospital”
“We have paid N11.2 billion to equip all our General Hospitals, we will have four Specialists in every zone.
“By June 2024, we will have five Consultants in each of the General Hospitals, government has employed 36 Doctors”
“Every Medical Doctor in any of our General Hospitals will have a Brand New Jeep, they are parked in the Governor’s lodge”
Speaking against the backdrop of programmes in the Education Secor, Governor Nwifuru reiterated the government’s resolve to intensify its training programmes for teachers
“Every year, we will send 100 teachers for training abroad while 400 will be trained within to enhance their efficiency”
“We need to expose the teachers to enhance their capacity, we must get it right jointly this time around”
Governor Nwifuru commended members of the State Executive Council comprising Commissioners, Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) and Special Assistants (SAs) for their dedication and commitment to the implementation of government policies and programmes
” Earlier in their separate remarks, the Commissioners appreciated Governor Nwifuru, for the giant strides and monumental achievements recorded in different sectors of the economy in addition to life-touching projects
Notable Commissioners who paid homage to the State Chief Executive included Engr Ogbonnaya Obasi (Works), Dr Moses Ekuma (Health), and Dr Donatus Ilang (Border, Peace and Conflict Resolution) among others.
Highlights of the occasion was the presentation of gifts to the Governor by the groups in appreciation of the lofty policies and programmes of the administration since assumption of office on May 29th 2023.