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Bill to Establish Fed. Medical Centre in Mallam Madori, Jigawa Scales 2nd Reading

Written by Yusuf Zubairu

A Bill seeking the establishment of Federal Medical Center Malam Madori in Jigawa State has passed second reading in the House of Representatives.

Titled ” A Bill for an Act to amend the Federal Medical Centres Act 2022 was
Sponsored by a member representing Malam Madori/Kaugama Federal Constituency, Alhaji Abubakar Makki Yalleman.

In his lead debate on the Bill, the Alhaji Makki Yalleman, said, the establishment of the Malam Madori Federal Medical Center was long overdue as his people have to travel a long distance to access healthcare services.

The lawmaker maintained that Jigawa State, with a population of over 5 million people, lacks a Federal Medical Center, forcing residents to travel long distances for quality healthcare.

He confirmed that when established, the Malam Madori Federal Medical Center would address the healthcare disparities in the region, providing access to specialists services and improving health outcomes.

Alhaji Yalleman, noted that Malam Madori-Kaugama Federal Constituency shared boundaries with about five constituencies in Jigsaw State fully network with road infrastructure to every part of the State but have to move to Nguru in Yobe state for medical services.

After a debate the Bill was adopted and passed for second reading through a voice vote by the Deputy Speaker Mr Benjamin Kalu who presided over the Plenary.