The Federal Ministry of Health says it has presented essential medicine and vehicles valued at N4.334 billion to Borno State under the Health and Nutrition Emergency Response Initiative Programme.
A statement by Mr Olajide Oshundun, the Assistant Director, Media and Public Relations of the ministry said the presentation was part of the fulfilment of government’s promise to support the people of North East.
Oshundun said the handing over of the items coincided with the graduation of 325 volunteered health workers trained by the Federal Ministry of Health in Maiduguri.
He explained that personnel would be deployed to the 25 local government areas of the state that were seriously affected by the activities of Boko Haram insurgency.
Oshundun quoted the minister of health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, as praising the initiative of President Muhammadu Buhari in providing adequate health care services for Nigerians with the support of the development partners.
He called on the officials of Borno State Ministry of Health and volunteers, to ensure judicious use of the items for the benefit of the people at no cost to them.
“The items should not be sold or found in the market, anyone caught doing that would face the wrath of the law,’’ he added.
Oshundun also quoted Gov. Kasim Shettima as promising to put in place structure that would ensure that the items were solely used for the people.
He said the governor thanked the Armed Forces for restoring peace to the state.
On the accidental bombing by the Nigerian Air Force, the governor described it as an act of God, adding that the people had put the incident behind them.