The Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, Umar Namadi has announced the sponsorship of 210 indigenes students of the state to study Medicine in Sudan, Siggy.ng reports.
Namadi who made the announcement during a visit by the president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, Mustapha Isah, in Dutse, said the scholarship opportunity will help bridge existing gaps in the health workforce.
He said the students upon graduation, are expected to work in their various localities for a stipulated time, as the state government plans to deploy at least one medical doctor to each health facility in all the rural communities.
He said; “the students after graduation are expected to work in their various localities for a stipulated time.
”The state government plans to deploy at least one medical doctor to each health facility in all the rural communities.
”One of the cardinal principles of the government is to ensure the provision of efficient health service delivery in the state.”
“In fulfilment of the set principles, the state government embarked on establishing more than 200 Primary Health Care facilities across the political ward in the state,” he said.
Namadi also announced that certain measures had been taken by the state government to enhance its educational system by equipping schools and improving performance of students.
”Proactive measures have been taken by the administration to ensure that Jigawa continues to enjoy the peaceful co-existence of the people as well as the business community.
“The state government has done a lot in the area of road infrastructure. Jigawa is among the best states in terms of road infrastructure in the country,” he said.
Namadi also spoke about the state government achievements in the area of the provision of potable water, equipment and infrastructure in the Agricultural sector.
The President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, Mustapha Isah thanked the Deputy Governor for receiving his team.
He said that “the Standing Committee of the Guild was in Dutse to hold its meeting and commended the state government for its achievements in the area of infrastructure and agriculture.”