Senator Ibrahim Gobir (APC-Sokoto East) said the federal government would establish a Federal University of Medical Sciences in Gwadabawa and a Federal Medical Center in Gada, all in Sokoto State.
Gwadabawa and Gada Local Government Areas are part of the Sokoto East Senatorial District represented by Mr. Gobir.
Speaking to reporters in Sokoto on Sunday, he said the decision to have the Federal Medical Center, Gada, “was born out of a sincere desire for us to have a federal presence in this region.
“It is because most of the facilities and centers like Usmanu Danfodiyo University and its teaching hospital, among others, are all located in Sokoto Central.”
The lawmaker argued there was no federal presence in the entire eastern part of the state, calling the situation a “problem.”
He added, “So we think what we can do is come up with an FMC Gada so that at least our people can access enough medical care.”
Mr. Gobir also said that the two bills for the establishment of the university and the center have passed the second reading in the Senate.
Similarly, the public hearings for the establishment and health center project were successfully completed.
“So the only thing that’s going to be done is clause-by-clause, which is third reading.
“Then the reports would be tabled, the considerations and eventual passage of the bills, which would be followed by presidential assent,” the lawmaker said.