The Borno state governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has directed the rehabilitation of Biu Specialist Hospital, just as he approved the recruitment of five medical doctors and 20 nurses for the hospital.
Zulum gave the directive Monday during a late-night visit to the hospital.
Governor Zulum pays unscheduled late-night visits to hospitals in order to assess functionality and approve interventions where necessary.
He noted that the rehabilitation of Biu Specialist Hospital will involve a comprehensive overhaul of the hospital’s infrastructure, including the renovation of existing wards, installation of modern medical equipment, and the enhancement of sanitation and hygiene facilities to meet specialist status.
“Insha’Allah I will send a team to come and examine the hospital before I leave this town. We will do the reconstruction in phases so that the provision of healthcare services will continue while the reconstruction work is ongoing,” Zulum said.
Before arriving in Biu Monday, Zulum was in Damboa, the headquarters of Damboa local government on Sunday, where he spent the night coordinating humanitarian activities as he supervised the distribution of food palliatives to over 18,000 families.