Buhari restates commitment to rebuilding NorthEast ravaged by terrorists – Sylva

The Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva has restated President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to rebuilding the North east region of the country devastated by Boko Haram terrorist attacks in the last decade.

A statement by the Senior Adviser, Media & Communication to the Minister Of State Petroleum Resources, Horatius Egua, quoted Sylva as making the pledge during the handing over of the Radiography Centre at the Modibbo Adama University Teaching Hospital (MAUTH), Yola, Adamawa State.

The project was solely funded under the Oil and Gas Sector Intervention Programme.

Sylva said the completion and handing over of the projects are a clear demonstration of the Federal Government’s readiness to restore normalcy through the oil and gas sector interventions in providing the necessary infrastructure and services in security, healthcare, education, agriculture, energy, climate action, human capital development and poverty alleviation in the country.

Sylva who harped on urgent need for collaborations between the government and the private sector said it is only through such efforts such as demonstrated by the ministry of petroleum resources that the nation needs to fast track the needed development across the broad spectrum of “our national lives”

According to him “this is the kind of collaboration we need in our nation to get things moving. What I have seen here is commendable and I dare say that collaboration like this is the only way through which we can grow as a nation. There should be a handshake between the government and the private sector”.

The project according to Sylva “forms part of the commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to redeem its pledge to the people of the Northeast in accelerating the desperately needed rehabilitation, reconstruction, and rebuilding the region due the Boko Haram insurgency that ravaged lives, property, social infrastructure & services and livelihood in the recent past”.

The minister noted that the upgrade of the MAUTH facility is “intended to enhance the training of medical students, boost health care delivery as well as reducing the doctor-patient ratio in the state and neighbouring states in the region”