Bauchi State Governor, Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar has directed all hospitals in the state to provide free care medication to all under-five children as well as other health services in the state.
This was part of the 100 days maiden broadcast to the people of the state over the weekend where he said, apart from the provision of free medication to all under five children in the state, his administration has launched a five-point agenda to improve medical services in the state, especially among children and women.
Governor Muhammad disclosed that the administration has procured essential drugs worth N87million to be distributed to all the hospitals in the state, aimed at improving the health standard in the state, saying his administration has paid the sum of N160million being counterpart funding between the state, Billgate and Dangote foundation towards the sustenance of routine immunization.
He assured that his administration has made frantic effort in recovering vehicles and plots taken away by the officials of the previous administration and searchlight of the recovery committee will look at the Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board, Department for Local Government as well as the CBN N2billion micro finance loan that cannot be accounted for.
He pointed out that his administration was planning to overhaul the state civil service, especially by ordering biometric verification exercise to fish out ghost workers while MDAs in the state will be restructured for effective service delivery.
Governor Muhammad Abubakar noted with concern that out of the five fire fighting vehicles with the state fire service, no single one was serviceable, hence his decision to order for the overhauling of such vehicles in addition to the four new ones to be procured.
On road construction, the governor stated that the state government has ordered for the reconstruction of Misau-Bulkachuwa road as well as CBN- Federal low-cost and Railway road in the metropolis, adding that 402 cleaners were engaged to ensure clean environment in the state.