It was good news, smiles and cheers when the Executive Director KGSPHCDA – Dr Abubakar Yakubu received the news from the Hon. Commissioner of Health – Dr Saka Haruna Audu that the Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency Alh. Yahaya Adoza Bello had approved the construction of the Kogi State Primary Health Care Development Agency permanent Office Structure.
The Governor gave the speedy approval on the heels following one pre-condition that must be met according to the operationalization requirements of Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) and captured in the 2021 State Budget.
The complex is proposed to be erected at the premises of the State Cold Store which is the theatre for the Agency’s operations.
It is expected to be a Two-storey building: the top floor will accommodate the ED’s office, his staff, Board room, office of PRO, Procurement Officer and Internal Auditor.
The First floor is proposed for all the directorates and Staff: Administration, Planning Research and Statistics, Disease Control and Immunization, Community Health Services and Social Development, School Health Services etc.
The ground floor will have the Main Conference Hall, offices for Programme Officers and Partners.
The proposal was handed to the Building department of the State Ministry of Works and in a short time, a building plan was brought for the ED’s concession. Same day, the ED in company of the DAF and some programme officers visited the proposed site for survey.
The Management and Staff of KGSPHCDA are in high hopes to seeing this dream become reality sooner than later.
“I immensely appreciate our Governor, His Excellency Alh Yahaya Adoza Bello of Kogi State for his understanding and prompt support to Primary Health Care activities. This approval gotten for a permanent office structure for the Agency is timely and commendable. We are optimistic that with God on our side, we will see the completion of this project in good time.
I also appreciate the Hon Commissioner of Health, Kogi State – Dr Saka Haruna Audu who added his weight in seeing to the approval of this project.
I earnestly pray for God’s direction for more wins by His grace, while serving as Executive Director Kogi State Primary Health Care Development Agency.
Dr Abubakar Yakubu