ASR donates 30-bed hospital to Customs in Bauchi

ASR donates 30-bed hospital to Customs in Bauchi


The Comptroller-General of Customs, Adewale Adeniyi, on Monday performed the groundbreaking ceremony for a 30-bed ultramodern reference hospital donated by Abdul Samad Rabiu (ASR) Initiative for Africa in Bauchi.

Speaking at the event, Adeniyi expressed gratitude to the ASR Initiative for the generous contribution, emphasising the project’s significance in enhancing the welfare of customs officers and the local community.

“We are happy to be a recipient of this great project. It will immensely help our officers and the entire community,” he said.

CEO of the ASR Initiative for Africa, Ubong Udoh, highlighted the enduring nature of the partnership between the ASR Initiative and the NCS, noting the limitless potential of their collaborative efforts.

“I believe the potential of what we can achieve as partners is limitless,” he said.

Tanko Dutse, representing the local community, said, “The community and state at large appreciate the presence of the NCS. This hospital will allow our people who lack the means to access other medical facilities to receive necessary healthcare. We appeal for more of such corporate social responsibilities.”

The project manager, Muktar Aliyu, assured of the hospital’s potential to revolutionize healthcare services in the area.

“This 30-bed ultramodern hospital is a commitment to healthcare and the community’s future. Together, we can build a legacy of resilience and quality healthcare,” he said.

In a separate engagement, the Customs chief addressed the officers and men serving in Zone D Headquarters, Bauchi/Gombe Area Command and Federal Operations Unit Zone D.

“I am here to encourage you to do more by effectively discharging the statutory functions of NCS in this zone. Make sure you utilize the opportunity at your disposal to improve yourselves intellectually in preparation for future challenges,” Adeniyi told the officers and men.