Alhaji Aliko Dangote, chairman and CEO of the Dangote Foundation, has pledged to rebuild health facilities in Gujba and Gulani local government areas of Yobe State, which were liberated from the control of Boko Haram terrorists moths ago.
Dangote stated this at a meeting with Governor Ibrahim Gaidam and other senior officials of the Yobe, State government, Mr. Bill Gates, co-chairman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as representatives of numerous development partners and organisations.
Dangote made the disclosure at the first mid-year review meeting since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on strengthening Routine Immunization (RI) between the Yobe State Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates and Dangote foundations.
Gates and Dangote joined the meeting via live video link from Seattle and Miami in the United States, respectively.
Dr. Ado Mohammed, Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, also joined the meeting.
Also in attendance were traditional rulers, Dr. Muhammad Ibn Abali Muhammad Idrissa, Emir of Fika, and Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Sulayman, Emir of Bade.
The meeting acknowledged the efforts of the Yobe State Government in the significant progress recorded in immunization coverage across 15 of the 17 councils of the state.
Gaidam restated the commitment of his administration to advancing primary health care and sustaining the partnership with the two foundations.