In a significant stride towards enhancing the healthcare landscape in Nigeria, the Federal Government, through the office of the Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDGs), officially handed over 100-bed capacity Mother and Child Hospitals to the governments of Kogi and Kebbi States. The commissioning ceremonies were attended by dignitaries, including the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire.
The commissioning ceremony in Kebbi State was graced by Governor Nasri Idris, who expressed gratitude to the Presidency for the commendable achievements facilitated by the office of the Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals. Simultaneously, in Kogi State, Governor Yahaya Bello presided over the unveiling of the 100-bed Mother and Child Hospital located in Okene.
Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, in her address, highlighted the significance of the Mother and Child Hospitals in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG-3 on “Quality Health and Well-being for all.” She emphasized that these hospitals, constructed to international standards, are part of a broader initiative with over 40 units established nationwide by OSSAP-SDGs.
Commending President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s commitment to collaborative efforts with sub-national governments, Princess Orelope-Adefulire stated, “Let me, from the outset, appreciate President Tinubu for his sterling leadership and commitment to working closely with sub-national governments to deliver key interventions to fast-track the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria.”
Governor Nasri Idris of Kebbi State expressed optimism that the newly commissioned Mother and Child Hospital in Tsamiya Village would contribute significantly to reducing child and maternal mortality, as well as improving overall maternal health within the state and its neighboring regions, including Benin Republic.
Both facilities, equipped with state-of-the-art features, include Operating Theatres, Labour Rooms, Recovery Rooms, Children’s Intensive Care Units (ICU), Private and General Wards, Scanning Rooms, Consultation Rooms, and Laboratories. The hospitals also house advanced medical equipment such as Ultra-Scan Machines, Vacuum Extractor Delivery Sets, and Emergency Carts with full complements.
Governor Nasri Idris acknowledged the pivotal role played by Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire in delivering this essential healthcare infrastructure to Kebbi State. He expressed gratitude to President Bola Tinubu for his unwavering commitment to improving the health sector.
The commissioning ceremonies, marked by cheering ovations, underscored the collaborative efforts between the Federal Government and state administrations in prioritizing healthcare infrastructure to achieve sustainable development goals.