THE President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ), on Thursday said emerging diseases had made it important for all countries to increase resource allocation .
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity , Femi Adesina , the President spoke at the virtual inauguration of capital projects executed by the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital .
The statement was titled , ‘ At commissioning of University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital , President assures (Nigerians) of improved healthcare delivery services nationwide’ .
Adesina quoted the President as saying “ Emerging diseases have made it necessary for all nations to increase and improve resource application for coping with the challenges or adapting to the new normal .
“ This goes on in Borno State side- by – side with efforts to tackle insurgency and criminal activities . ”
He noted that the increase in personnel and allocation at UMTH would optimise services provided by the activation of the new projects.
Among projects inaugurated by the President are a newly constructed and fully equipped 150 – bed Trauma Centre , a new General Outpatient Department , a complex for National Health Insurance Scheme , a multipurpose Auditorium and Conference Centre constructed and furnished by Prof . Babagana Zulum , the Governor of Borno State .
Buhari also inaugurated a new hostel for the UMTH School of Nursing , constructed by the Federal Government .