Adamawa Women, FMC commend First Lady over ABF maternity complex
The Periscope fact check
Women attending antenatal clinic and counselling with those having gynae cases laying in unit, receiving treatment at the new Aisha Muhammadu Buhari ABF maternity complex, commissioned Tuesday, in Federal Medical Centre Yola, commended Dr. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari for the philanthropic intervention as a social responsibility, while responding to the Periscope fact check correspondent.
The maternity complex is built, fully furnished and equipped with state-of-the-art facility by Dr. Aisha, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, whom the council of First Ladies who graced the June 11 commissioning ceremony in Yola and the June 12 Democracy Day in Abuja, would equally be pleased to be addressed as First Lady.
The new maternity complex, which was commissioned by Mr. Tony Olumelu, TEF founder, attracted the presence of His Excellency Umaru Ahmadu Fintiri the governor of Adamawa state, the first ladies of about five African countries, the wives of the state governors of Nigeria, the Chief Medical Directors of Teaching Hospitals and Medical Directors of Federal Medical Centres in the northeast, among other dignitaries.
The Medical Director FMC Yola Prof. Auwal Muhammad Abubakar commended Her Excellency the First Lady for the generous donation of new maternity complex, which he said would go a long way in ensuring effective and efficient healthcare delivery services that would aim at reducing maternal mortality and infant morbidity
The maternity has the following:
Eighteen beds gynae ward
Family planning unit
Patient waiting area
Eight number of Antenatal and gynaecology clinic’
Eight number of consultant offices
Resident Doctors common room
Office of the Head of Department O&G
Office of the unit in-charge
The ABF Maternity Complex was made a reality through the First Lady’s nongovernmental organisation’s pet project called Future Assured.
Future Assured is aimed at advocating for the wellbeing of women, children and adolescents in Nigeria. It primarily focused on health, education and economic empowerment.
The First Lady earlier built similar maternity complex in Katsina. It was revealed to the Periscope event reporter that the Future Assured target was to cover the six geopolitical zones of the country with such interventions on health.
The previous state government has neglected healthcare delivery services such that the specialist and general hospitals were summarily dysfunctional in Adamawa.
To get the state out of the maze, Her Excellency the First Lady decided to give a facelift to the Specialist Hospital Yola; aggressive renovation and construction are currently ongoing.
The First Lady not only trained specialists the art of public speaking, event management, media and public relations, she is currently carrying out a laudable project in her alma mater; Aliyu Mustafa College Yola, where she was said to have equally Commissioned agric project.
Women were empowered by the First Lady to be able to be self-reliant among other interventions through the Future Assured, a day before, commemorating June 12, a new Democracy Day in Nigeria.