Buhari approves upgrade of Yola FMC to teaching hospital

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the upgrade of the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, to Modibbo Adama University Teaching Hospital, Yola, Adamawa State.

The approval was made known to the media in a statement by the Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Mr Willie Bassey yesterday.

The statement reads: “The approval is the sequel to the demand by the people and the Adamawa State Government for the upgrade of the Federal Medical Centre, Yola to Modibbo Adama University Teaching Hospital, Yola, in order to enhance the training of medical students as well as boost health care delivery in the state.” Also, President Buhari has given the approval to renew the appointment of the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Dr Obi Peter Odigwe, for a second and final term of four years with effect from August 10 2022. The President, while congratulating Dr Odigwe on the re-appointment, urged him to position the institute for effective service delivery to the country.

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