Adamawa Gov’t Shuts Down 8 Illegal Health Training Institutions

Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, Governor of Adamawa state

Adamawa state Ministry of Health Thursday clamped down and sealed off eight Illegal Health Training Institutions in the state.

The exercise which started with the state capital shut down two Colleges of Health in Yola South and six in Yola North respectively.

The Sealing Off Committee is led by the Director Public Health, Ministry of Health, Mr. Isaac Kadala.

Institutions affected by the exercise include Fat-Hur-Rahman College of Health Sciences and Technology, Wuro Hausa Yola, College of Health Technology, Almashkur International Academy Yola and School of Health Technology Kazaure, Dougirei Jimeta Yola.

Savannah Model Collage of Health Sciences and Technology, Number fifteen Freetown Avenue Behind AA Law an Jimeta Yola

Others are Jimeta Central College of Health Science and Technology, FOMWAN, NEPA Road, Jimeta, Yola, School of Health Technology, Number one hundred and thirty eight, Jambutu Street, Wuro Kuturu Jimeta Yola, Nafan College of Health Science and Technology, Jambutu Jimeta Yola and Bell Dome College of Health Sciences and Technology, Nyako quarters, Jimeta Yola.

Speaking shortly after the exercise, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Barrister Isuwa Misali explained that the clamp down exercise is aimed at sanitizing health institutions in the state in line with Governor Fintiri’s agenda of improving health in Adamawa.

He maintained that the ministry cannot for anything compromise the health sector hence the carrying out of the sealing off exercise.

According to Barrister Misali, all the identified colleges for the closure did not meet the requisite requirement for establishing the training institutions.

The Permanent Secretary enumerated important components expected to be provided by a training health institutions to include having ten permanent health professional staff, recreational centre, sports field and accommodation among others.

He pointed out that the affected colleges can come forward and liaise with the ministry to perfect all necessary procedures for establishing College of Health Sciences and Technology for operational permit.

The committee’s next port of call is Northern zone of the state.

Sahel Reporters