- Former president Obasanjo has promised to visit Bayelsa state regularly for his medical treatment
- Obasanjo said this while commissioning various health facilities in the state over the weekend
- He also commended the state governor, Seriake Dickson, for his effort in developing the state
Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has promised to patronise Bayelsa state by making use of its newly commissioned health facilities in the state.
Commending the governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson, the former president said he would “henceforth visit Bayelsa state for regular medical check-ups.”
He said the level of development that has transformed Bayelsa state, especially in the area of education, health, infrastructure, tourism among others is encouraging.
A statement issued by the chief press secretary to the Bayelsa state governor, Francis Agbo, said the former president during his three-day visit commissioned several projects including the World-Class Diagnostic Centre, Bayelsa State Specialist Hospital, the Bayelsa State Drug Distribution Centre in Yenagoa and the Aquaculture Village in Igbogene.
Obasanjo during the commissioning interacted with students of the flagship free Model Boarding School, Ijaw National Academy (INA), Kaima as well as enrolling in the state Health Insurance Scheme.
He also commended the governor for placing education top on the administration's agenda.
The former president said such efforts would help eradicate poverty, curb insecurity and create jobs for the teeming youths in the state.
He also called on investors within and outside the country to take advantage of the prevailing security, peace and stability in the state.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Obasanjo visited another former president Goodluck Jonathan in his country home, Otuoke, Bayelsa state.
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The former president made this known on Facebook when he posted photos of Obasanjo arriving his home on Friday, February 16.
The visit by Obasanjo occurred when he arrived Bayelsa state for a three-day working visit following an invitation by the governor of the state to commission some government projects.
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