2023 Presidency: Governor Umahi declares free nationwide medical treatment

By Charles Onyekwere, South-East Bureau Chief

Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Umahi, has announced a two months free medical treatment nationwide at  the state-of-the-art King David Medical University Sciences (KDMUS) Uburu, in Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state The Trumpet gathered.

King David Medical University Sciences (KDMUS)
King David Medical University Sciences (KDMUS)

The Medical University, constructed by his administration was recently handed over to the federal government on his request during the last official visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state. Umahi said the free medical treatment at the University will commence by the end of July this year.

Governor Umahi disclosed this at the weekend in Abakaliki, the state capital, in an interview with members of Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) who were on projects monitoring tour across the state. He noted that the state government has offered scholarships for the 36 states of the federation including the FCT, Abuja, for the first admission in the multi-billion Medical Science University with six students per state.

He added that the state was doing the same thing in the second admission of students of the University. Umahi said he was doing everything possible to complete few projects that have not been completed before he bows out of office in 2023.

He said “the Amasiri flyover is going to be done in the next two months. The airport, by the end of August, we should be expecting the first flight in that airport. The King David University, by the end of July, the free medical treatment which we are offering to the entire nation for the next two months will be on. We have offered scholarships for the 36 states and FCT in our fist admission six per state for one year free of charge.

2023 Presidency: Governor Umahi declares free nationwide medical treatment
Flyover in Ebonyi state

“So, we have a number of students all over the country that we are doing the same thing for the second year admission and we also have free medical lab examination. So, you can do your total medical evaluation in the King David University from the first day of June and it is going to run for three months. And so, the job that may be remaining, will be the Olympic Stadium because it has to be the best in this country but I would have done that job up to 70 percent. So, the incoming administration of course, am going to hand over in that stadium next year by God’s special grace.

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“And just the auxillary works should be what is remaining which should be about 30percent and of course there will be a contract. What else will be remaining will be a portion of Abakaliki-Enugu dualization.

There will be about 15km that will be left. I am dualizing the boundary to Nkalagu. I am dualizing from Abakaliki to Ezzamgbo 135. So, there will be some portion that will be left in between, about 15km. I will award it and mobilize it before I leave.

2023 Presidency: Governor Umahi declares free nationwide medical treatment
Concrete roads in Ebonyi

“There will also be a portion of Abakaliki to Afikpo. This is about 100kms of road and before I leave, it will be left about 40kms which will be basically from Abaomege down to Afikpo and I will also award it and commit a mobilization there.

The Ala Hausa flyover that is moving day and night will be completed. The Nkalagu flyover is done, its just the auxillary works. So, I know local government jobs that are ongoing but the jobs are given to the local government chairmen and they will fund them from our finances.”

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