Bauchi State Govt. secures N2.5bn loan to renovate general hospitals


The Bauchi State Government has secured N2.5 loan
from United Bank African (UBA) to renovate and expand its general with state-of-the-art facilities.

Gov. Bala Mohammed disclosed this after inspecting ongoing and completed projects in the state on Tuesday in
Alkaleri Local Government Area.

He said  that the government was concerned about the and mission of general that appeared to be
declining the day due to its old structures, age and neglect of many years successive governments.





He said that “some of the structures, medical equipment and manpower can no longer meet the needs and demands
of the present day general and specialist hospital.

“That was why government decided to secure a loan to the tune of N2 to renovate and expand the .

“The government decided to award contract the renovation and expansion of the hospitals so as to offer better healthcare
services to the people. Very soon, the challenges would be over.”

Mohammed added that the Bauchi State Government had already published the tender contractors to subscribe bidding.





He noted that the health sector was a priority of his administration and that a state of emergency was declared on the sector in the state.

He added that the government was committed to providing good healthcare services in the primary and health facilities.

He explained that UBA had donated N100 million for the renovation of some parts of the hospital as part of its social responsibility.




He said “Alkaleri General Hospital is one of the most visited because of its proximity to the main road linking Bauchi, Gombe and other
states in the North East.

“Given its strategic location,  the hospital which serves as the last hope of the poor and dwellers, can be reached easily from any
part of the township and beyond,” he said



He assured  that he provide Alkaleri general hospital with a big generator for power as well as empoy more health personnel across the state.(NAN)