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Bauchi community advocates establishment of health centre


Bauchi community advocates establishment of health centre

By Ahmed Ahmed

The Beli community in Shira Local Government Area of Bauchi State, has urged the state government to establish a health centre, to enhance access to quality healthcare services in the area.

The District Head of Beli, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa made the call when Gov. Bala Mohammed paid him homage on Tuesday at his palace.

The septuagenarian traditional ruler said that provision of the facility would reduce difficulties being experienced by the inhabitants in accessing healthcare services.

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He noted that patients in the community travelled to distant places to access healthcare services in spite of its growing population.

“I’m pleased to receive you this day despite your busy schedule, you decided to visit this ancient town.

“In this village; we have over 60,000 people but we don’t have any medical center. There is no hospital where our people can always go and get help when they are sick.

“We have to travel several kilometers to access medical care. We have made several requests but they end up being thrown in the dustbin.

“They will promise us but they will never fulfill it. So, we are begging you that since God has brought you here, help us as much as God helped you and provide these for us,” he said.

The community leader also urged the governor to construct a 120 kilometer road to open up the area.

He said the road project would ease transportation difficulties as well as enhance movement of goods and services.

“Please, help us construct the road as you have promised,” he said.

Earlier, Mohammed said he was at the palace to seek for royal advice and blessings on his re-election campaign in the 2023 general election.

The governor promised to construct the road, adding that the project would be executed by the state’s Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP).

“I want to assure you and all the people that are here by the grace of God, we will construct this road, if I am re-elected for a second term.

“I can see that this road has become so bad, and I know you are really suffering,” he said.

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