Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has granted his approval for the immediate recruitment of 52 medical professionals, including two doctors, eight nurses and midwives, as well as 42 other supporting staff.

The announcement of Governor Zulum’s approval was made by Professor Abubakar Ali Kullima, the Chief Medical Director of the Borno State Hospital Management Board, during a recent visit to the General Hospital in Gwoza Town.

This decision by Governor Zulum fulfills a promise he had previously made to address the shortage of medical personnel. The goal is to ensure that the growing healthcare demands of Gwoza’s population can be adequately catered to.

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It is worth noting that Governor Zulum had conducted a surprise midnight visit to the hospital last month. During the visit, he observed the hospital’s dire conditions, which included darkness due to lack of electricity. In response, he had directed the rehabilitation of the hospital.

Despite the challenging circumstances, Governor Zulum expressed appreciation for the commitment of the staff who continued to provide medical services. In a show of support and gratitude, the staff were provided with food items over the weekend, including rice, sugar, beans, and cooking oil, as per the governor’s directive.

The distribution of rice, sugar, and cooking oil was sourced from the Government House in Maiduguri, while the Hospital Management Board procured the remaining condiments, according to Professor Kullima, the CMD.

Furthermore, Professor Kullima, acting on Governor Zulum’s instruction, embarked on an assessment tour of health facilities across various regions, including Bama, Uba, Lassa, Askira, Chibok, Konduga, and Damboa General Hospitals.

He shared, “Upon my appointment as Chief Medical Director of the Hospitals Management Board (HMB) by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, I was entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring the effective functionality of all hospitals under the HMB. Consequently, I promptly organized the management team to initiate physical assessments of all hospitals under the board.”


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