Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Sunday paid an unscheduled visit to the Murtala Muhammed State Specialist Hospital, Sokoto, where he lamented the condition of patients. Tambuwal also warned that government would not tolerate laxity from its workers. The governor, who paid the visit to the hospital at 2a.m. on Sunday morning, caught few workers on duty unaware. A statement signed by Tambuwal’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said that the governor, upon entering the hospital, observed that there was no electricity supply while many patients were resting outside their wards.
“After going round the dark complex for 30 minutes to assess things for himself, Tambuwal was then recognised by a few of the staff on duty. “Upon noticing his presence, the generator set was quickly powered on while the staff made attempts to hurry the patients into their rooms.
“After speaking with some of the patients and wishing them quick recovery, Tambuwal gave them the assurance that the health needs of the populace would be taken seriously by his administration,’’ it said. The statement also quoted the governor as advising the staff to work with the fear of God.
It warned that any government worker found for negligent or derelict would be sanctioned appropriately. It also stated that the governor would continue to make unscheduled visits at odd hours to government agencies so as to acquaint himself with how workers fulfil their obligation to the people.
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