Governor Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa on Monday promised to employ additional 6,000 health workers to augment the manpower capacity of the sector in the state.
Bindow made the declaration while signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) for reconstruction of 140 primary health care centres in the state.
NAN reports that the project is to be facilitated by European Union and other donor agencies in the state.
The governor reiterated his commitment toward improving the primary health care delivery system in the state.
“I am pledging to employ additional 6000 health workers to argument the sector,’’ Bindow said.
The governor noted that it was in recognition of viability of the health sector that the present administration had renovated all major health facilities across the three geo-political zones in the state.
He added that all the entitlements of health workers have also been settled in the state.
Bindow assured the development partners of the commitment of the state government towards timely completion of the projects.
The Acting Chairperson, state Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Batulu Mohammed, had earlier stressed that the project would kick-start with 37 clinics in the first phase.
Mohammed however said the health sector needed an additional 6,000 manpower for effective administration of the facilities.
Mr Olusoyi Olosunde, the Health Officer, UNICEF Bauchi field office, pledged the commitment of the donor agencies in the actualisation of the project to achieve their goals. (NAN)