Gov. Yahaya reveals plans to convert abandoned College of Nursing to university campus
By Matthew Eloyi
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has said that he will complete the abandoned College of Nursing and Midwifery, Dukku, and convert it to the Gombe State University (GSU), Dukku Campus.
Gov. Yahaya said the over N2.4 billion project which is about 80 percent completed cannot be completed as the intended college, rather it would be completed and handed over to GSU for other use.
“We don’t have any hospital that can be converted to a specialist hospital in the whole of Gombe State now, we had to recruit about six more consultants and spend over N800 million to upgrade the so-called specialist hospital in Gombe metropolis to a real specialist hospital,” the Governor said, regarding the college which was initiated in 2013 by the previous administration.
Gov. Yahaya stated this on Thursday, during an inspection visit to the project site in the Dukku Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
In his words, “We will not abandon this project because of the resources already spent on it, so, we will complete it in no distance time and use it as a learning center of the GSU.
The governor had in July hinted that the state-owned college of nursing sited in Dukku would be relocated to Gona emirate in Akko LGA.