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Kebbi: Govt promises consistent funding to prevent medical staff from departing state hospitals



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

Kebbi State Governor Nasir Idris has promised to make sure that all allowances paid to healthcare personnel in the state are paid regularly.

Ahmed Idris, the governor’s chief press secretary, said in a statement on Monday that the vow was in keeping with efforts to keep qualified medical personnel.

According to the statement, the governor committed to the idea at a luncheon honouring 13 medical professionals of indigenous descent who had just graduated from Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Sokoto.

Idris reassured the medical staff that he was committed to giving the health sector priority since he understood how important it is to save lives.

“I will do my best to increase doctors’ and other medical staff allowances so that the gap in allowances between the state and the federal government is filled to enable them to stay at home and work for their people.”

Idris highlighted the administration’s commitment to helping medical students by announcing that scholarship payments would be increased from N30,000 to N50,000 to better assist their academic endeavours.

In addition, the governor promised to build modern hospitals in each of the state’s four emirates to improve access to medical treatment and lessen the suffering of residents suffering from a range of ailments.

Alhassan Yauri, the health commissioner, praised the governor for planning the welcome for the medical doctors who were graduating and hailed it as a significant occasion in Kebbi State history.

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