Niger Health Commissioner, Mustapha Jibril Visits Kontagora General Hospital on Familiarization Tour
The Niger State, Honourable Commissioner for Health and Health Services, Dr. Mustapha Muhammed Jibril in company of the Health Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ibrahim Umar Tiffi, and other top medical heavy weights in the State have on Tuesday visited the Kontagora General Hospital on a familiarization tour of the facility with an aim to review, rehabilitate and upgrade the facility and all other health facilities in the State to global standards to also serve as reference point for quality, accessible and affordable health care delivery in Nigeria.
Dr. Mustapha in his usual humility and respect for elders paid a royal homage to the highly respected father of Kontagora Emirate, His Royal Highness, the Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora, Alhaji Sa’idu Namaska CON to receive his blessings and fatherly advice. In his words “Your Royal Highness, I feel very honoured and privileged to stand before you, to seek your blessings and fatherly advice before I commence my official assignment in this much respected emirate. I also wish to thank the people of this great emirate and Zone for their collective resolve to vote in our great party the APC while supporting and voting the candidature of our very humble and amiable Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello. Your highness, I also want to use this medium to say a BIG THANK YOU, for your unconditional passion and Commitment for health activities in Kontagora Emirate, Zone C and Niger State at large. I am saying a big thank you, for the land donated and a block of 4 classroom you built at the ongoing site of the Kontagora College of Nursing Sciences which will go a long way in producing Nurses for our dear State” the Commissioner said.
His royal highness, Alhaji Sa’idu Namaska commended Governor Abubakar Sani Bello’s zeal and readiness to improve the living standards of Nigerlites from all sectors while urging Dr. Mustapha Jibril, other members of Niger State Executive Council and all stake holders to give their very best in discharging their duties. The Mai Sudan also called on Nigerlites especially the Youth to be law abiding citizens as well as render their collective maximum cooperation to constituted authorities in other to drive Niger State to the promise land.
The Honourable Commissioner then proceeded to the Kontagora Local Government Secretariat where he was received by the Secretary of Kontagora Caretaker Committee, Muhammed Isyaku who stood in for the Caretaker Chairman, Muhammadu Lawal Nuhu who is on an official assignment. Dr. Mustapha used the medium to call and urge Kontagorians and Nigerlites to come out en mass to vote for the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the forth coming Local Government Council elections in the State, as he describes the Council elections as the last lap to repositioning Niger State in line with the APC’s manifesto and also to enable Governor Abubakar Sani Bello fulfill his campaign promises and constitutional obligations to Nigerlites.
The Commissioner’s next stop was the famous and unique first class Sani Bello Foundation with a Vision “to transform our nation into a productive economic environment where high tech entrepreneurs are groomed thus driving the economy to rapid development”. The foundation with a motto “for youth development and social welfare” has over the years serves as a tool for entrepreneurship acquisition and basic training opportunities’ to improve on the lives of our youth while transforming them into contributing individuals of our respective communities. Dr. Mustapha Jibril’s visit to the Sani Bello’s Foundation was also to register his heartfelt appreciation to the Chairman of the Foundation, Col. Sani Bello (rtd) who for over 20 years has been on humanitarian crusade to Nigerlites and Nigerians at large. The Commissioner was quoted saying “It is no longer a news concerning the resolve of our humble father, Col. Sani Bello and his amazing Foundation for the incredible humanitarian crusade in Niger State and Nigeria at large , which for me, is the greatest love for all. Our Father, no doubt understood clearly that the Government alone cannot do it all, which is why his giant strides and compassion for the less privileged is indeed commendable. I also wish to acknowledge our father’s priceless contributions concerning health matters in Niger State over the Years. With this, I pray to ALLAH SWT to continue to bless him with healthy fruitful years of service to humanity” he noted.
The Honourable Commissioner was then received by the staff of Kontagora General Hospital led by the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Bello Tukur who said “In the last 5years, this is the first time Kontagora General Hospital is receiving a Commissioner of Health in Niger State which is why the Commissioner’s visit is historic” why also describing it as “sign of good things to come” for all sectors in Niger State. Dr. Tukur thanked Almighty Allah for choosing a vibrant, young and committed medical practitioner through his Excellency, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello to serve as the Commissioner for Health and Health services in Niger State. He prayed for the success of Governor Bello’s led Change Crusade while expressing their readiness to contribute their collective quotas in translating the aspirations of his Excellency to reality for the betterment of Nigerlites and Niger State in general.
Dr. Mustapha thanked the team of Dr. Bello Tukur and enjoined them not to relent from giving their very best especially in ensuring that patients are treated with humility and utmost care while informing them of Governor Bello’s realistic attempt to revamp the health sector without neglecting other sectors. In his words “His Excellency, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello is on the verge of collaborating with the Kuwait Government in order to establish a teaching hospital in Niger State. He also has another one with Bill Gate Foundation aiming to have a standard Primary Health Care Centre in all wards of Niger State that will be running 24/7 service delivery to Nigerlites” he disclosed.
In Dr. Mustapha Jibril’s usual compassion, love and care for all, he took the bill responsibility of Fatima Musa that was involved in a gasly car accident along Salka and was admitted in the Pediatric Ward of Kontagora General Hospital. Fatima who is barely 10years is fathered by Mallam Musa Adamu from Sokoto State but lives with her Grand Mother who is a resident of Salka in Niger North Senatorial District of Niger State. Responding to the kind gesture of Dr. Mustapha, Mallam Musa Adamu said “May Almighty Allah SWT continues to bless your every step and that of the Governor who sent you to Kontagora Hospital. Words cannot express the joy you have brought upon my family, but I will continue to pray for your success, the Governor and Niger State in general” Mallam Musa said. The Commissioner after an extensive tour of the Kontagora General Hospital immediately proceeded to the ongoing construction site of the proposed College of Nursing Sciences to access the status quo.