By Yakubu Uba
The Executive Chairman of Adamawa Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Batulu Mohammed, has urged communities in the state to show more commitment in supporting health programmes in their communities.
Mohammed made the call Saturday in Yola while speaking at the presentation of drugs and medical equipments donated to a health centre in Gwadabawa Ward of Yola by Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, a staff of Nigerian Port Authority.
Mohammed said when communities show such ownership and support to health centres and its programmes for a healthy society things would change for the better.
“A healthy society is a productive society, we therefore need to emulate such gesture as exhibited by Islmaila Abubakar which clearly demonstrate ownership by the people of Gwadabawa who trooped out here to appreciate him for donating to Gwadabawa health centre to complement government effort.”
Mohammed who urged others to emulate Abubakar said the agency would monitor to ensure that the donation was properly utilized.
She also lauded the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustafa, who also hailed from Gwadabawa Ward and has been supporting health and education programmes in the Ward and parts of the state.
In his speech, member representing Yola North in Adamawa House of Assembly, Alhaji Sajo Hamidu, who described Gwadabawa as the most populated Ward in Yola North also lauded the gesture which he said would impact positively in healthcare delivery in the Ward.
Hamidu who is the chairman Adamawa House Committee on health, said the house was committed to support the executive in ensuring priority attention to the health sector.
Earlier in his speech, the Chairman, Facilities Management Committee of Gwadabawa Health Centre, Alhaji Shekarau Yerima, said the drugs would be sold to patients at the centre at half the market prize.
Yerima said the reason was to check abuse and to use the opportunity to start a drug revolving fund that would ensure the centre has steady supply of drugs.
Shekarau urged the people to emulate Abubakar gesture which serve as a good way in giving back to the community where they grew up to become successful in life.