A former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, has vowed to stop corruption if his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, is elected to power.
Mr. Buhari said the APC has a clear objective of securing and efficiently managing Nigeria.
“We will stop corruption and make the ordinary people, the weak and the vulnerable our top priority,” he said.
The former head of state spoke while inaugurating a 250-bed Orthopaedic Hospital worth N1.12 billion constructed by the Sokoto State Government in Wamakko, Wamakko Local Government Area.
Mr. Buhari was on a two-day official visit to the state to inaugurate and inspect several development projects executed by the state government.
Speaking during the commissioning, Mr. Buhari said he was impressed with the governor for initiating and completing the project.
“It will further help in saving the lives of accident and emergency victims in the state and save them the trouble of travelling outside the state to seek medical services.
“I am so impressed with the systematic methods Wamakko had employed to execute all his people-oriented projects.
“You should consider yourself lucky and I am very pleased with the even spread of your projects across the 23 local governments of the state,’’ he said.
Earlier, Gov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State said his administration had accorded top priority to the health sector from 2007 to date.
Mr. Wamakko said that the state government had provided a general hospital for each of the 23 local governments.
“There are 240 primary health centres in the state, each provided with an ambulance, adequate medical personnel and equipment, among others.
“All these were in addition to several interventionist projects successfully implemented by the state government in the health sector,” he said.
The Commissioner for Health, Ahmed Aliyu, said that the hospital would commenced the provision of orthopaedic and trauma services.
Mr. Aliyu said the hospital was provided with adequate medical doctors, orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, boreholes, three generators, three ambulances, and four utility vehicles, among others.