A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aishatu Dahiru (PDP-Adamawa), yesterday commended the federal government for providing sustained funding for the execution of constituency projects.
Dahiru, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), made the commendation while launching her free medical treatment programme in Yola
“Let me use the opportunity to thank Mr. President and the federal government for continuously providing funds to support members of the National Assembly in the implementation of zonal constituency projects.
“Very many of these projects have direct bearing on the lives of our people.
“Therefore, to the people of Adamawa State, the transformation agenda of Mr. President and the federal government is working,” she said.
Dahiru said the scheme, which is the second within the year for people of her constituency, would be handled by the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola.
The lawmaker said the programme would cover cases like surgeries for cataract, fibroid, hernia, appendicitis and provision of reading glasses.
Other services included vaccination for hepatitis B as well as ultrasound scan, outpatient consultation and general health education.
She also announced the approval of the National Assembly of her motion to upgrade the FMC Yola to the status of a teaching hospital.
“This means that we shall have a medical college at Modibbo Adama University of Technology and our people may no longer have the need to travel to Maiduguri over cases that require more expert attention at teaching hospitals,” Dahiru said.
The Chief Medical Director of FMC Yola, Dr. Aliyu Danburam, lauded Dahiru for her commitment to people oriented projects in areas of health, education and water supply.
Danburam said the lawmaker had donated incubators, air conditioners, beds and mattresses to the hospital.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Adamawa PDP Chairman, Chief Joel Madaki, urged other legislators to emulate her.
Madaki called for publication of constituency project funds allocated to each lawmaker to enable people of his or her constituency monitor the utilisation of such funds.