By Rashidat AbdulRahman
This was raised in a motion moved by member representing Gbako Constuency, Chairman House Committee on Health Yabagi Akote at the plenary.
The Lawmaker explained that Niger State is the only State out of the states created in 1976 that does not have a federal government owned school of medical sciences that would produce the man-power needed to provide medical services in the state.
Yabagi Akote further explained that
if the medical science school is established, federal medical center Bida with over 50 medical consultants in various field can be upgraded to the Federal University of Technology Minna Teaching Hospital will address other challenges in the health sector.
Contributing to the debate member representing Suleja Constituency Shuiabu Liman Iyya said establishment of medical sciences school at Federal University of Technology Minna is capital intensive.
However, an additional prayer by Shauibu Lima that the Governor Abubakar Sani Bello do interface with the federal government to intervene in achieving this aim.
The plenary however resolved that the Niger State House of Assembly through its Committee on health to interface with the major stakeholders on the actualization of a school of medical sciences at the Federal University of Technology Minna.