By Abubakar Mohammed
Wife of the Adamawa State Governor Her Excellency, Haj. Maryam Umar Jibirilla has restated her commitment to safe delivery and good Maternal and Child Care. Speaking when she commissioned projects related to Primary Health Care Service Delivery, the Governor's wife said “As a woman, a wife and mother I must say I know where it pinches the most when it comes to Maternal and Child Health, therefore every step towards the improvement of Maternal and Child Services is worth celebrating to me and to millions of other mothers across the State, this will surely transform the Health status of our teeming rural / urban populace”
She then thanked the Executive Chairman Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency Dr. Abdullahi Dauda Belel and his team for bringing Primary Health Care family under one roof in the state and assures that the Governor Mohammad Umar Jibirilla – led administration in the State will continue to do everything possible to take Primary Health Care in the State to the next level.
In her remarks at a brief ceremony to mark the commencement of the distribution of "Free Maternity Kits" by the Governor's wife, the Hon. Commissioner, Adamawa State Ministry of Health Dr. Fatima Atiku Abubakar says “I am happy to note that Adamawa State is among the few States in the country that brought Primary Health Care under one roof; and with this my stewardship as the Commissioner I will partner with all stakeholders to scale – up services of both the Primary and Secondary Health Facilities across the State."
According to the Hon Commissioner, "The Ministry of Health as the lead stakeholder in the Health sector will also re-examine the vexing issues that have been clogging service delivery with the view of addressing them and proffering lasting solutions”
In his closing remarks the Executive Chairman Adamawa state primary health care development agency Dr. Abdullahi Dauda Belel expressed his appreciation to His Excellency Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla for the support given to PHC services in the state within the his short period in office and called on the PHC staff to work 24/7 in their clinics, because “when much is given, much is also expected.”he said