SDGs: FG Built mother/child hospitals in Kebbi, Kogi

The federal government has built and respectively handed over 100-bed capacity Mother and Child Hospitals to Kebbi and Kogi State governments.

The government said the development is based on an attempt to achieve some health aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs



Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire who spoke during the commissioning and handover ceremony in Kebbi State, pledged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s resolve to closely work with sub-national governments in delivering key interventions to fast-track the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals across the country.

She disclosed that each of the two facilities has Operating Theatre, Labour Room, Recovery Rooms, Children Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Private and General Wards, Scanning Room, Consultation Rooms, and laboratories, among others with installed equipment such as Ultra-Scan Machine, Vacuum Extractor Delivery Set, and an Emergency Cart with full complements.

“Let me, from the outset, appreciate President Tinubu for his sterling leadership and commitment to working closely with sub-national governments to deliver key interventions to fast-track the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria.

“In the same vein, I would like to most sincerely thank Governor Nasri Idris for his unwavering commitment to the socio-economic transformation of Nigeria and our collective desire to achieve the SDGs in Nigeria.

“Based on President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, we are committed to prioritising key interventions with multiplier effects on multidimensional poverty, such as basic healthcare, vocational skills development, and education provisioning”, she stated, noting that the hospitals which were among 40 of such being built across Nigeria were directly linked to the achievement of SDG-3 on ‘Quality Health and Well-being for all’.

In his remarks, Governor Nasri Idris of Katsina State commended Orelope-Adefulire for delivering the laudable project in Kebbi State, and President Bola Tinubu for his unwavering commitment to improving the health sector.

In Kebbi, the 100-bed Mother and Child Hospital is located in Tsamiya Village in Kebbi State, the one in Kogi State located at Okene, and was commissioned by Governor Yahaya Bello, who alao showered encomiums on the Presidency for the laudable achievements recorded through the office of the Senior Special Assistant on the SDGs.

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