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Ex-Senate President Lawan hands over school, healthcare centre to Yobe govt

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President of the 9th Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has commissioned and handed over the Model II School for the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC in Nguru Local Government Area of Yobe State to the Ministry of Education.

Lawan also commissioned was a primary healthcare centre located in Asbak village, Usur/Dawayo Ward in Bade Local Government Area of the state.

Both projects, according to a statement issued on Sunday by his Media Adviser, Ezrel Tabiowo, were facilitated by the Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, SAIL Foundation.

Speaking at the commissioning of the Model II School, Nguru, Lawan said investing in schools translates to investing in the future of the nation and therefore, urged the state government to ensure that the facilities at the school are properly maintained and that the teachers are well-trained and motivated to provide quality education to the students.

He said: “Education is the cornerstone of development, and investing in our schools is investing in the future of our nation. The Model II School in Nguru is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, modern classrooms, laboratories, and libraries that will provide a conducive learning environment for our students.

“I urge the Yobe State Ministry of Education to ensure that the facilities are properly maintained and that the teachers are well-trained and motivated to provide quality education to the students. It is important that we continue to prioritize education and ensure that every child has access to quality education.”

While commissioning the healthcare center in Asbak, he explained that same was intended to complement efforts by the state government in promoting health, preventing diseases, and providing essential care to those in need.

“Access to quality healthcare is a basic human right that everyone should be entitled to. It is against this backdrop that I pushed in the past for the establishment of primary healthcare centers across my Yobe North Senatorial District to complement the extraordinary effort of the Yobe state government under the leadership of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Mai Mala Buni.

“It is my considered view that the establishment of primary healthcare centers at the ward/local government levels represent a major step towards addressing the disparity in provision of healthcare for urban and rural communities; as well as ensuring that every individual has access to the care they deserve.

“The importance of primary healthcare cannot be overstated. It is often the first point of contact for people seeking medical assistance and plays a significant role in promoting health, preventing diseases, and providing essential care to those in need.

“Hopefully, the staff at the newly commissioned healthcare center in Asbak will be sufficiently trained to provide a wide range of services, including but not limited to maternal and child health, vaccinations, family planning, and treatment for common illnesses,” Lawan stressed.

Earlier, Lawan, had on Friday, visited 12 civilians who were hospitalised at the Federal Medical Centre, Nguru, for sustaining gunshot injuries during last Sunday’s protest against the killing of a tricycle operator in Gashua, the headquarters of Bade Local Government Area where all expenses for the surgeries and medical treatment of the victims have been paid for by the SAIL Foundation.

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