Bauchi state Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has asked all doctors who were sponsored for medical training by the state government to return and serve the State as contained in their contractual agreements.
Governor Abubakar issued the order after inspecting the Specialist Hospital, Bauchi and the Bauchi State College of Nursing and Midwifery. He directed the state commissioner of Health, Dr. Halima Musa Mukaddas, to furnish him with the emoluments of medical doctors in neighboring states so as to make that of Bauchi State more attractive to medical doctors and the para-medics.
The governor however, expressed displeasure that some critical sections of the Specialist Hospital constructed and commissioned by the immediate past administration were not provided with furniture or equipment as contained in the contractual agreement.
He assured that government will go after anyone who has any obligation to the state government to the contract to meet remit all that belongs to Bauchi State government.
“I cannot wait for the contractor. The matter is before the EFCC, and he will explain to them why he has taken money and refused to supply the items”, the governor said.
Governor Abubakar further requested that contractors who were awarded contracts for the construction of all uncompleted houses within the premises of the defunct Bauchi College of Arts and Sciences should present relevant documents for their outstanding obligations to be paid so as to take over and complete the houses for allocation to doctors and nurses on the service of the Bauchi Specialist Hospital and Bauchi State College of Nursing and Midwifery.
About 300 million has been spent in providing classroom blocks, offices, laboratories, hostels and fencing at the State College of Nursing and Midwifery which is expecting accreditation team next week preparatory to commencement of academic activities around March this year.