SEN. Uba Sani, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state, has promised to build and equip two more Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) each in all the 255 electoral wards in the state.
This, he said, will bring about quality healthcare services closer to the people, particularly those at the rural areas.
Sani made this promise during a Hausa phone-in radio programme on Saturday, noted that Gov. Nasir El-Rufai has done his best by providing one PHC per ward in the state.
The candidate, however, said that he will compliment the governor’s efforts by providing two additional PHCs in each ward and equipping as well as staffing them with relevant medical personnel.
He recalled that he had earlier intervened in equipping seven PHCs in his senatorial district in Kaduna North and Kaduna South local government areas, Kajuru and Chikun, as well as Igabi and Giwa area councils.
‘’At Birnin Gwari local government area, I have constructed and equipped a world modern Obstetrics and Gynecology Centre,’’ he added.
He further said that he did not only equip those seven PHCs but also built staff quarters for medical personnel, adding that this is what he intends to do at the two additional PHCs when voted into office.
Speaking on his achievements, the senator said that apart from sponsoring 32 bills at the upper legislative chambers, he has also provided hostels, built Information Communication and Technology (ICT) centres in schools and skills acquisition centres across the state.
‘’I have built and equipped an ICT centre at Government Senior Secondary School, Kawo, in Kaduna North local government, another one at Government Secondary School, Maimuna Gwarzo, at Kaduna South.
He added that he has also built and equipped another ICT centre at Turunku ward of Igabi local government area.
‘’Last month, I laid the foundation of an ICT centre at Kudan local government area, to ease the hardship that students encounter when writing JAMB. They have been going to Zaria to write this examination for several years.
‘’Remember, this is the local government of the gubernatorial candidates of PDP and New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), people who held public service positions in the past,’’ he added. (NAN)