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₦67 Million Spent On Monthly Basis By University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH)


Prof. Ahmed Ahidjo, the Main Clinical Head of the College of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital(UMTH), said the medical clinic spends between N40 to N67 million on diesel.

Ahidjo spread the word about this in a meeting with the News Organization of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Maiduguri.

He said since the transmission line providing capacity to Maiduguri was obliterated in January 2021 by guerillas, the clinic relies to a great extent upon generators for its tasks.

“The absolute most exorbitant thing among all the consumptions of this medical clinic is diesel. Moderately we spent between N40 to N67.5million month to month on diesel and the gross income age for the emergency clinic is a normal of N40m.

“Thus, that implies diesel alone takes up everything and we couldn’t in fact pay to get other consumables and drugs that we want to run the emergency clinic which is moderately about N58m month to month,” Ahidjo said.

He encouraged benevolent people and associations to come to the guide of the clinic.

The CMD who praised Lead representative Babagana Zulum of Borno for the endeavors made to address the power challenges confronting Maiduguri and its environs asked the National Government to hurry work on the supported 50mw Maiduguri internal combustion plant station.
He made sense of that the showing medical clinic has led the offering for the installation of sun oriented fueled security lights.

For over 10 years, a few power installations have been obliterated by the guerillas.

As of September 2021, the national government places the expense of vandalized transmission hardware in Maiduguri, the Borno capital, at N1.7 billion.

The central government has started the substitution of power supply gear obliterated by guerillas in Maiduguri on Jan. 17, 2021.

Maiduguri and the encompassing networks were tossed into all out obscurity after associated individuals with the Boko Haram faction went after a power tower providing capacity to the city and detaching it from the public framework.

Specifically, the 330kV transmission line among Maiduguri and Damaturu was impacted by the assault while the Damboa – Maiduguri 132kV transmission line was equally separated from the network.

Notwithstanding, an assertion gave yesterday by the Transmission Organization of Nigeria (TCN), noticed that with the backing of the Borno Government, all the required assets have been prepared to the area to supply guarantee speedy rebuilding of power.

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