Former Vice President and 2019 presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar has donated N10 million to the Federal Medical Centre, Yola’s Paupers Funds for treatment of less-privileged patients.
Abubakar made the donation on Monday when he visited victims of the twin-bomb attacks on a mosque and market in Mubi that killed 69 persons and injured many Tuesday last week.
The former vice president decried shortage of manpower and logistics at the centre, and called on government to re-position the outfits for internal security, PT writes.
“I am calling on the Federal government to recruit more manpower to our paramilitary outfits and their training and retraining should also be enhanced so that the military can go back to the barracks,” said Atiku, who commended the efforts of the Paupers Funds Committee and urged judicious use of the funds.
Responding to the gesture, the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Auwal Abubakar, expressed delight over the support from Mr Abubakar, disclosing he remained the highest financier of the fund.
The CMD said so far 300 patients benefited from the Paupers Funds scheme since inception in the last two years.
Atiku is running for president on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2019 with a promise to restructure the country if elected.