Senate President, Bukola Saraki, yesterday, urged the federal, states and local governments to ensure efficiency in all healthcare facilities across the country for the benefit of the masses.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, Saraki made the call during the commissioning and handing over of an 80-bed hospital built by Senator Hassan Mohammed and donated to the Federal Government in Potiskum, Yobe State.
The Senate President noted that with the hospital, the residents of Potiskum would no longer need to travel to neighbouring states for treatment.
He said: “This is why I committed to helping Senator Mohammad with getting the support of the Federal Government in the running of this hospital, so that its benefits to the people of Potiskum and Yobe are guaranteed and sustained.
“This is the kind of leaders we find today in the Nigerian Senate; people who are abandoning the practice of yesterday’s politics. It must be strongly lauded that this is a PDP Senator, in an APC-led state, donating this edifice to an APC government.
“I implore the Ministry of Health to ensure the hospital continues to receive priority attention, both in management and in resources. I expect that this facility will be run with the highest degree of efficiency possible; and to the good people of Potiskum, I encourage you to use the hospital and demand efficiency in service from the management,” he said.