Connect with us


FG to select teaching hospital for Dutse varsity



FG to select teaching hospital for Dutse varsity

Federal Government will select a teaching hospital for Federal University Dutse (FUD), Jigawa, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said.

The minister made this known when he led a team from Federal Ministry of Health on a visit to the Jigawa Deputy Governor, Alhaji Umar Namadi in Dutse on Monday.

He said ” we are here to assess two tertiary health facilities in Jigawa in a bid to recommend a befitting teaching hospital for Federal University Dutse.

“We came with an open mind to select between the two tertiary health facilities of Rasheed Shekoni Specialist Hospital, Dutse and the Federal Medical Center, Burnin kudu,” he said.

Ehanire said that the selection was to enable medical students from FUD to acquire the prerequisite toward becoming health practitioners.

He added that ” whatever is the outcome of our assessment will be made known to Mr President for him to take final decision.

“However, by the grace of God, our recommendation will be in the best interest of both the university and the state.”

Earlier, the deputy governor said that the state government had handed over Rasheed Shekoni Specialist Hospital to the university to serve as its teaching hospital.

Namadi added that the state government was also working to ensure the provision of at least one functional secondary health facility in each of the 27 local government areas of the state.

The Emir of Dutse, Alhaji Nuhu Muhammad, urged the team to be fair in the selection, noting that “even though the two facilities are located within my emirate, I will plead with you to put into consideration the students who may be at the receiving end of your decision.”

The Vice-Chancellor of FUD, Prof. Fatima Batul-Mukhtar, said that the state government attached Rasheed Shekoni specialist hospital to the university about three years ago.

Edited by: Folasade Adeniran/ Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu

Muhammad Nasirbashir: 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]

Insecurity: CSOs call FG to intensify effort to allow farmers access farmlands COVID 19: Foundation begins online medical intervention COVID-19: PTF reverts govt working hours to 8a.m. to 4p.m. for GL 12 upward NIPC boss considers Shoprite strategic investment in Nigeria  UNDP, EU want strong legislation to end rape, violence against women Buhari sympathises with Lebanon over massive explosions Post-COVID-19: Feed miller urges youths to embrace agribusiness for sustainability to embrace agribusiness for sustainability COVID-19: United States lifts global travel advisory Prof. Sule, Plateau SUBEB boss, gets fresh tenure SSANU, NASU threaten strike over unresolved issues with FG Controller assures of professionalism in drug-related issues in custodian centres Insecurity: Peace corps cautions egocentric politicians, ethnic warlords We will harmonise all interests in Anambra FA, Caretaker Committee chairman assures Sevilla, Leverkusen cruise into Europa League quarter-finals Makinde names ex-legislator, commissioner as Board chairmen Amb. Dada calls for investigation into ECOWAS headquarters fire incident COVID-19: Buhari orders compulsory use of face masks nationwide NIPC partners with NBS on sectors’ assessment to boost investment Kano Emir Bayero says EPZ will spur national industrial dev’t Happening in Edo threat to constitutional order – Atiku FG not frustrating evacuation of Nigerian students in Saudi Arabia – official Defence College graduates 107 foreign, local participants of Course 28 Army, DICON, security firm sign MoU on military equipment production FirstBank has processed N6trn transactions through FirstMonie network — Adeduntan INEC introduces election result viewing portal PenCom to initiate pension reform act 2014 review Religious, traditional leaders pledge support to fight rape, violence against women NIPC urges deep economic reforms to reverse 2020-2021 investment decline US agency warns hurricane season this year could be one of the worst INEC threatens to halt Edo, Ondo polls if there is violence Credible election in Edo will rekindle Nigerians’ hope- Secondus Around 40 migrants drown in shipwreck off Mauritanian coast COVID-19: Again FG extends second phase of eased restrictions by 4 week Gold price continues to fly high, rises to yet another record Female senator donates 21 trailer-load of fertilisers to Adamawa farmers Military allays fear over alleged Al-Qaeda, ISIS inroad to Nigeria NCPC partners CAN, JNI to end Southern Kaduna killings COVID-19: PTF approves gradual reopening of international flights LASG calls for synergy among security agencies COVID-19: Kogi Govt fumigates schools ahead of resumption on Aug. 10 Gov Ikpeazu calls for Federal Secretariat in Abia Asaba Airport to resume operation soon – Delta SSG APC appoints acting state chairman in Akwa Ibom NCC tasks ICT reporters to work in synergy with Commission COVID-19: Coy launches `BackToWork’ safety module for businesses, organisations Boat mishap claims 9 lives in Sokoto   Bayelsa host communities urge FG, Shell to ignore alleged 21 days ultimatum Nasarawa Govt. vows to fish out killers of veteran journalist COVID-19: BEDC donates 100 motoriised hand washing machines to states, others Potato prices crash in Kano