By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
As parts of efforts to improve healthcare delivery, the Zamfara State Ministry for Local Government and Community Development has given automatic employment to 114 successful candidates who have undergone skills training.
This was the outcome of a meeting between the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Alhaji Mustpha Muhammad Maradun, and that of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Hamisu Mohammed, officials of the state Primary Healthcare Agency, and Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning held in Gusau.
According to the Special Adviser to the office of the Commissioner, Bashir Malami Jabaka the 114 successful candidates undergone training which was supervised by a Zamfara based NGO known as Foundation Year Programme (FYP).
Jabaka said the state ministry also donated N2.1 million to the FYP with a view to sustain thebtraining programme among sponsored candidates to study General Nursing, Basic Midwifery, CHEW and JCHEW courses respectively.
He assured that the gesture will be sustain every Month as the aim of the programme is to improve health care delivery service across the state.
Jabaka explained that, under the programme, candidates were selected from the community across the 14 local government areas of the state as some allowances will be given to Midwifery Special Scheme that are Operating in 9 local government areas of the state.
He said other Programmes embarked upon by the Ministry to the Health sector includes, supporting routine Immunization activities in the state, giving financial support to School of Nursing and Midwifery,.
Jabaka added that others interventions includes preventing outbreak of diseases and the purchase of first aid drugs to community as well as financial support to development partners for effective services delivery respectively.
“The Ministry also constructed (WCWC) clinic across the 14 local government and earmarked monthly assistance to people Living with HIV/AIDS,” Jabaka said.
He urged people of the state to continue give support and cooperation to governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle administration to enable it meet the yearning and aspirations of the citizens of the state.