Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has called for attitude change among healthcare professionals to sustain the progress recorded in the healthcare sector of the state.
“Considering the attention our administration has accorded the health sector, our problems should no longer be viewed from the perspective of lack of facilities, but rather on the need for attitudinal change.
Therefore, I wish to appeal to all our health workers to resolve to work with dedication to enable us achieve significant progress in delivering services to our people,” the governor said in Damaturu when the Yobe State Chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) conferred an award on him for his effort in revitalizing the state’s healthcare sector.
He said that with a new attitude, “we can look forward to a time when all sorts of ailments can be satisfactorily treated here at home in keeping with our vision of making Yobe a center of medical tourism in Nigeria,” he said.
The NMA National President Prof. Mike Ogrima, who was represented by the associations’ Second Vice President, Dr. Adamu Alhassan Umar, in presenting the award to the governor in the ceremony in Damaturu yesterday, said Gaidam’s robust interventions in the healthcare sector, including renovation and rehabilitation of health facilities across the state qualified him for the award.
Source: The Daily Trust News