Connect with us

General news

Adamawa govt. to flush out quack medical practitioners, says Gov. Fintiri



Adamawa govt. to flush out quack medical practitioners, says Gov. Fintiri

The Adamawa State Government is to collaborate with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) to flush out quack medical practitioners from its health sector.

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa announced this when he received members of MDCN at Dougirei Government House on Tuesday in Yola.

Fintiri said that in line with the government efforts to checkmate the activities of fake medical practitioners, a parcel of land would be allocated to the MDCN to build its office in the state.

“I will direct the state Ministry of Land, Survey and Housing to allocate a piece of land and office accommodation for the North East Zonal Office of the Medical Council.

“My administration recently arrested a quack ophthalmologist and a medical doctor who operated with NABTEB certificate and killed more than 60 patients in the state,” he said.

Fintiri noted that establishment of the zonal office in Yola would assist in regulating the activities of medical practitioners in the state and the North-East region.

He described the visit by MDCN as timely and congratulated Prof. Abba Hassan for emerging as the national chairman of the council.

Speaking earlier, Hassan said the council was established in the early sixties as a department in the Federal Ministry of Health and became an independent body in 1963.

The chairman added that the council had zonal offices in Lagos, Enugu, Ilorin, Kaduna and Port Harcourt and it planned to establish North East Zonal office in Yola to stimulate activities of MDCN in the zone.

He said that establishment of Yola zonal office was timely as the council had many registered medical and dental practitioners and training institutions in the zone. (NAN)


Edited by Razak Owolabi/Donald Ugwu



Muhammad Adam: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]

Kano traffic agency bans long vehicles from offloading goods during the day Flood destroys 110 houses in Zamfara Kaduna attacks: Sen Sani urges concerted efforts by govt, security agencies Flooding: NEMA urges Jalingo residents to avoid settlement along riverine areas Zamfara APC Crisis: Court dissolves Zamfara executives, orders fresh congresses NBBF mourns former D’Tigers invitee, Ojo Adamawa Assembly approves Gov. Fintiri’s N550m Agric loan  ACF urges FG to tackle killings, insecurity in southern Kaduna Insecurity: Umahi advises Buhari to retain service chiefs Man, 27, drowns in Kano pond COVID-19 : EKSG introduces tax relief, incentives for businesses Apapa congestion : NUPENG directs tanker drivers to suspend services in Lagos Buhari to inaugurate NCDMB’s 17-storey hqtrs Aug. 13 VP Osinbajo wants deepening of PPP for infrastructure development   COVID-19: UN’s Deputy Secretary-General urges solidarity among countries  Gombe State Govt begins fumigation of 2,021 schools ahead of  reopening Ministry of Communications wins FG’s 2020 innovation competition prizes COVID-19: World Bank approves $114.28 m for Nigeria NSE: Trading sustains bullish trend, rises 0.45% PGF DG tasks APC Campaign Council on Edo governorship election Chinese court sentences another Canadian to death for drugs Obaseki celebrates Daisy Danjuma at 68 AU body advises FG on holistic approach in fights against corruption Experts urge mothers to embrace exclusive breastfeeding Osinbajo urges private sector to play key role in averting recession Rainy season: FRSC warns drivers against worn out tyres Buhari signs Amended Companies and Allied Matters Bill, after 30 years Stakeholders in Kaduna describe breastfeeding as “untapped gold mine” Ondo: Akeredolu’s running mate, Aiyedatiwa, promises loyalty to APC Erdogan says Turkey has resumed drilling in eastern Mediterranean NGO advocates collaboration among women to check rising rape cases COVID-19: Jigawa CJ directs reopening of courts Why we increased hate speech fine to N5m – Lai Mohammed COVID-19 cases in Africa surpasses 1m -WHO Ondo 2020: Akeredolu’s running mate ‘ll APC’s chance – Party Chieftain NGO, United States business group partner to empower 15m Nigerians in Agriculture Reps task TCN on completion of Kano power projects 3 students killed in road accident in northern Tanzania Health workers in Lagos State call for improved welfare packages COVID-19: Dancer wants Nigerians look inwards for way forward Edo: Buhari urges APC to avoid Rivers, Zamfara experiences 2 men docked over alleged threat to life NRC generated N3bn from services in 2019 -MD We are set to rebrand The Polytechnic, Ibadan–Council chair Foundation gets N23m United States-based Hospital’s equipment for Plateau Belgrade-based Nigerian basketballer dies after collapsing during training Al-Qaeda penetration alert: FG appeals to developed nations on needed platforms Nasarawa by-election: Police command deploys 491 personnel Lagos: Health Service Commission staff bags 2019 excellent Award Mrs El-Rufai canvasses public support for exclusive breastfeeding