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NNPC To Build 200-Bed Capacity Hospital In Gombe

Gombe State Government has handed over a 5.4 hectares of land to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the establishment of a 200 bed capacity hospital and diagnostics centre along Gombe bypass road.

Presenting the signature plan and title documents of the land to the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mele Kyari, who was represented by the Group General Manager, Frontier Exploration Service, Engineer Abdullahi Bomai, Governor Inuwa Yahaya noted that the symbiotic relationship between his administration and the NNPC is yielding positive results for the benefit of the citizenry.

He said the gesture, through the corporation’s corporate social responsibility programme, will bring a remarkable change to the lives of the people of Gombe State.

The Governor explained that the decision to situate the hospital along the Gombe bypass was because there is no Government health facility located along the route, which houses a large number of people including IDPs who are more vulnerable to Covid-19 virus and other illnesses.

According to him, “This place is quite adequate because what you requested for was 4 hectares but this is 5.4 hectares of land, so you have extra space to do more and I hope and pray that as I present this to you, next week we shall see activities being carried out here”.

The Governor then commended President Muhammadu Buhari for showing interest in the exploration and exploitation of oil and gas in the state and the larger Gongola Basin saying, “I want to use this opportunity to thank most profoundly Mr. President for giving adequate attention and for his political will and commitment with regards to the exploration of oil and gas in the North East sub-region”.

In his response, the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mele Kyari, represented by the Group General Manager, Frontier Exploration Services, Engineer Abdullahi Bomai thanked the Government and people of the State for supporting drilling operations of the NNPC.

He said, “Since we started operations in Gombe State we have not recorded a single incident either of security or community disturbance.

“For this, the NNPC is quiet happy and appreciative of this rare show of support we are receiving from the people of the State”, he stated.

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