By Sani Gazas Chinade, Maiduguri
Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State has directed the Borno State Ministry of Health and Human Services to employ all the 40 fresh medical doctors that recently passed out and graduated from various tertiary institutions within and outside the country into the Borno State Civil Service.
Governor Zulum also directed the Borno State Ministry of Health and Borno State Hospital Management Board to immediately employ the fresh medical doctors from Borno State (indigenes) who graduated from universities in Egypt, Sudan and Nigerian universities.
He gave the directives when the newly graduated medical doctors paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House Maiduguri.
Governor Babagana Zulum
He said: ,“I hereby direct the state Ministry of Health and the Hospital Management Board to immediately recruit all the 40 medical doctors into the service of the state”.
“There is dearth of medical doctors in the state; so I, am happy to see these young medical doctors who just completed their one-year NYSC service. We are going to employ them into the service of the state to strengthen our health services”, Zulum said.
“In our quest to improve the welfare, attract and retain medical doctors into the service of the state, the state government under my leadership, has bridged the gap between the salaries of doctors on the payroll of state with those working on the Federal Government.
” There is no disparity now between the salary in doctors working in the payroll of the state and that of the Federal Government. I will create enabling environment for you to thrive in your chosen career. We wouldn’t mind sending you abroad and other universities within the country for your consultancy programme”, Zulum.added.
The governor further enjoined all the indigenous medical doctors to serve the poor people of the state by keying into the quest of the state government to strengthen healthcare services delivery across the state.
Earlier, while introducing the 40 fresh medical doctors, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Human Services, Dr Mohammed Ghluze, said the graduating medical doctors graduated from universities in Sudan, Egypt, UAE, UNIMAD and other universities across the country and have completed their service year and ready to serve the state.
The Chief Medical Director, Hospital Management Board, Prof. Mohammed Arab Alhaji in his remark, thanked the State Governor, Professor Zulum for giving the 49 fresh medical doctors expressed approval for employmebt into the State Civil Service.
On behalf of the graduating indigenous medical doctors, Dr Aisha Kaumi thanked the Governor for the opportunity given to them to study medicine in various tertiary institutions home and abroad.
She also and pledged that they would not let the state government down and would try as much as possible to justify the confidence the people and government of Borno State have reposed in them by way of dedicating themselves to their duties professionally