Bauchi Assembly charges Executive to improve standard of living

Bauchi State House of Assembly has called on the Executives arm of the state to take actions aimed at improving the living conditions of people of the state

The Assembly made the call during its plenary of Wednesday while adopting various motions.

During the penal, the Member representing Shira Constituency, Hon. Auwal Hassan moved a motion calling on the Executive Arm of Government to upgrade Yana Maternity in Shira Local Government Area to a Health Centre and provide medical staff to make it functional as well as stock it with drugs and other consumables.

Leading debate on the motion, Hon. Hassan said that Yana Maternity, which is situated in Shira Local Government headquarters, has served as a crucial healthcare facility to his community for an extended period of time and the community wishes to seek its upgrade to an expanded structure for satisfying the gross needs of the people.

According to him, the community acknowledges the substantial contribution of the Federal Inland
Revenue, facilitated by the late esteemed community member, Alhaji Musa Ahmed Jarkasa, resulted in the renovation and furnishing of the Maternity with vital equipment and furniture.

In his words, “You may wish to note that while the existing structure stands as a testament to our commitment to quality healthcare and well-being of our residents; the healthcare needs of our community
has evolved over time, necessitating a more comprehensive range of medical services that extend beyond the scope of a maternity facility; of paramount importance is the fact that its upgrade to a Health Center will broaden the services, which could, in turn, significantly impact on the health and welfare of our community members.”

He also said that “To succeed in this, the appointment of a resident doctor at the
Center is essential in ensuring consistent and reliable medical care as much as possible. You may wish also note that the Current maternity facility while undergoing renovation by the Federal Inland Revenue.”

“Before its completion, it was transferred to an old health centre that was built in 1978 and was renovated by my humble self as a Constituency intervention in 2014 and is still functioning there.” He said.

He also requested that the heartfelt recognition and gratitude for the impactful intervention by the Federal Inland Revenue, led by late community member, Alhaji Musa Ahmed Jarkasa, which has significantly enhanced the facility, should be recognized by immortalizing the gesture so that his contribution in shaping it will be officially commemorated.

While seconding the motion, Majority Leader Hon. Saleh Hodi Jibir, representing Disina Constituency said that the motion was timely because a patriotic citizen facilitated the construction, equipping and renovation of staff quarters of the Clinic.

He suggested that the House and the Executive Arm need to write a commendation later to the family of Late Alhaji Musa Ahmed Jarkasa for his patriotic service.

Hon. Jibir recalled that the Late Alhaji Musa Ahmed Jarkasa facilitated the construction of drainage and a 3-kilometre road in the community, thus the late hero should be eulogised, he further suggested that the House should pray for him.

Also, the Member representing Lere/Bula Constituency, Hon. Abdulrashid Adamu Muazu moved a motion calling on the State Government to establish a skills acquisition centre in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area.

Leading a debate on the motion, Hon. Abdulrashid Adamu Muazu said that there is no single Skills Acquisition Center in the entire Tafawa Balewa LGA to train teeming youth in order to be self-reliant and dependent, especially in this very harsh economic period.

He noted that skill acquisition involves training individuals to develop entrepreneurial spirit and ideas for meaningful development, which will in turn reduce youth restiveness,
unemployment, thuggery and drug abuse, among others.

He added that if individuals are given the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills for self-reliance in the economy, it will expose them to sustainable paid self-reliant employment, leading to improvement of their status in the constituency.

Hon. Muazu lamented that some of these youths are being used by politicians to either serve as political thugs during elections or manipulated to engage in senseless anti-government protests as a result of their vulnerable conditions.

The Member therefore requested the House to urge the Executive Arm of Government as a matter of urgency establish a Skills Acquisition Center at Bununu, the Headquarters of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area,
and equip it with modern facilities.