Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, early Sunday morning, paid an unscheduled visit to the Murtala Muhammed state Specialist hospital, Sokoto, where he lamented the condition of patients and warned that government will not tolerate laxity from any of its workers.
The visit, which occurred at 2.00am Sunday morning, caught the few workers on duty unawares.
A statement by Tambuwal’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said upon entering the hospital, the Governor observed that there was no electricity supply while many patients, who could not withstand the heat in their wards, lied down outside the designated wards.
“After going round the dark complex for 30 minutes to assess things for himself, Tambuwal was then recognized 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 the rooms,” the statement added.
After speaking to the patients and wishing them quick recovery, Governor Tambuwal assured them that their health needs would not be toyed with by the government.
He also admonished the staff on duty to fear God, and warned that any repeat of what he saw at the hospital by any government worker will be met with appropriate sanctions.
He said unscheduled visits at odd hours to government agencies will continue so as to acquaint himself with how workers fulfill their obligations to the people.