Prominent Sons, Daughters make case for Federal Medical Centre, Mubi

By Haruna Salami
Prominent sons and daughters of Adamwa state have thrown their weight behind proposed establishment of Federal Centre, Mubi.

At public hearing on Federa Centre, Mubi establishment bill, 2021 organised by Senate Committee on Health Thursday, serving and former senators, members of the House of Representatives the state and neighbouring states of Borno and Gombe states, former of the state, elders and other stakeholders canvassed for the establishment of the centre in Mubi.

public hearing was sequel to a motion to that effect sponsored by Senator Aishatu Ahmed (Adamawa ), which passed second reading in Senate recently.

Speaking in support of the bill, Senator Danjuma Goje Gombe state was there on solidarity basis said “the bill has been very popular the day it was presented to the day it passed second reading”, adding that ” Mubi requires the facility”.

According to the former governor of Gombe state “I have seen all former and present senators and of Adamawa state and know that after it’s passage and conference in the House of Representatives, I’m convinced President Buhari will sig it into law”.

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mohammed Bello, is also Adamawa said the bill presented a unique opportunity to widen the medical space. 

Bello said “all across Nigeria we medical facilites and if the government and any other person want to provide one, we should all support it. 
He advised the National Assembly and the executive arms to “work together as it is our people that will benefit”.

Former Governor of Borno state and Senator representing Borno said establishment of FMC, Mubi is justifiable as it will benefit neighbouring Borno state, especially Chibok, Askira/Uba and Geoza local government areas, which are closer to Mubi Maiduguri the Borno state capital.

Another prominent son of Adamawa, Professor Iya fully endorsed the bill said the area called Adamawa today (Sardauna province)had the opportunity to either join Cameron, Nigeria or even be a sovereign nation under the United Nations, but the love of Nigeria, particularly what Sardauna was doing for them made them opt to be part of Nigeria.

He said, regretably Sardauna didn’t live long, making Mubi in Sardauna province out of all the 13 former provincial headquarters the only one that has no FMC or something even better.

Former of the state, Bala Nggilari, Bindo Jibrilla, former Senator Binta Garba, Prof. Barau Barkindo, Hon. Jaafaru, NMA President, etc all spoke in favour of the bill. 

Permanent , Federal of Health, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, representing Minister of Health, who tried to raise policy of government that serve as obstacle was bluntly told by Kashim Shettima that “Federal of Health cannot dictate to us how to run this country” adding “we are the agenda setters, and we want to say we want FMC, Mubi”.