The Federal Government has approved the construction of a neuropsychiatric hospital for the North Central zone in Kwara State.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora, conveyed the approval to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq in Ilorin.
The facility which will be located in Budo Egba, Asa local government area of Kwara State will serve all the states in the region.
The minister was quoted in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Sunday, that the approval was sequel to request of the Governor for the facility which will serve the North Central Goe-Political Zone.
“I wish to extend my compliments and to convey Mr. President’s approval for the establishment of a neuropsychiatric hospital at Budo-Egba via Ref. No. PRES/81/SGF/719,” Ajakaye said in a letter, which he said was dated September 16, 2021 and titled ‘Re: Request for the establishment of a Nero-Psychiatric Hospital in Kwara State for the North Central Geo-Political zone of Nigeria.
He said the state government’s team is expected to meet with its counterpart from the Federal Ministry of Health later this month to facilitate the take-off of the hospital.
While thanking the President for the approval, Ajakaye said the state governor thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for approving Kwara as the host state for the project.
“This is a dream come true for the administration and the three senators from Kwara, especially Senator Yahya Oloriegbe (Kwara Central), who all worked hard to make it happen.
“This facility, like a few other federal initiatives already won by the state and those being put in place by our administration, seals the place of Kwara as the new go-to place in not just the north central but in the entire northern region,” he quoted the governor.