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Striking Contrast between Government House & Hospitals in Maiduguri & Yola



The tragic reign of terror continued on Friday last week with devastating suicide bombings in Maiduguri and YolaClick to Read Story.
Since then, another suicide bombing, this time by a woman has taken place, killing 3 people.

As we were working on this follow-up story on the Federal Government delegation’s visit to both cities, we could not help but notice the striking difference between the Government House and Hospital. We are not saying the officials did anything wrong but it is a reminder that there is a major disconnect between the two sides.
We hope this changes over the next few years.

FG Delegation visiting Bomb Blast victims at a Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri
The delegation included SGF, Babachir David Lawal, Bornu State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, APC National Secretary, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, Alhaji Modi, Hon Monguno, Permanent Secretary, and Senior Special Assistant to President on Media, Mallam Garba Shehu.Bomb Victims in Maiduguri 1

Bomb Victims in Maiduguri 2

FG Delegation visiting the Government House in Maiduguri
FG visits Bomb Blast victims Government House Maiduguri 1

FG visits Bomb Blast victims Government House Maiduguri 2

FG Delegation visiting Bomb Blast victims at a Specialist Hospital in Yola
On Arrival – The Governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Umaru Jibrilla accompanied by the APC Governorship Candidate and Ministerial Nominee, Senator Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan receives the SGF, Babachair David Lawal accompanied by the APC National Secretary, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, Alhaji Modi, Hon Monsuno and other delegation at Yola airport during to visit bomb blast victims in Adamawa State.
FG visits Bomb Blast victims Yola 1

In the Hospital
FG visits Bomb Blast victims Yola 12

FG visits Bomb Blast victims Yola 3

FG visits Bomb Blast victims Yola 4

FG visits Bomb Blast victims Yola 5

FG visits Bomb Blast victims Yola 6

Photo Credit: FG Press Office


  1. flip23

    October 26, 2015 at 7:39 am

    thank you for this report. it is very important that we Nigerians highlight the hypocrisy and sheer wickedness of your leaders.

    Of course they do not feel the need to make sure the hospitals are up to standard. they will almost NEVER use them. At the drop of a pin they will be flown to the USA, or England or some other European country.

    And it is not only in the health sector, it is also happening in the education sector, where government schools are allowed to run to the ground, and then they and their friends build private schools that the average Nigerian can never afford. leading to poor and lower middle class Nigerian students to leave school uneducated. And for the middle class Nigerian parents to spend all their savings, sell land, their ancestral jewelry to fund their children’s education in these private schools or abroad.

    It is also happening in our airway industry, where planes that have been deem unfit to fly in other countries are brought into Nigeria and allowed to carry Nigerian citizens to their death, while the government officials and the very rich fly the shortest distances in their new, modern, perfectly functioning private jets.

    it is very important that we highlight these things, cause only then will the change that we want come.

  2. bruno

    October 26, 2015 at 7:52 am

    bellanaija I commend u for trying to raise awareness of the unfair and unjust treatment of the nigerian government against her people but u are compairing apples with moi-moi.

  3. Well...

    October 26, 2015 at 8:53 am

    So… I agree the hospital is in a bad shape but that does not only apply to Maiduguri… Its the case in most if not all parts of Nigeria.
    Obviously the hospital is not going to look like the government house at the moment. Did you expect it to? So much more needs to be done in this country and it will be… God willing.

    • Damilola

      October 26, 2015 at 12:06 pm


      North is in deep shambles despite majority of the country’s leaders coming from that area. Benue(middlebelt) is trying though. I’m not talking about Abuja either. They refuse to advance in modern education and healthcare. Women and children are mostly affected. Pregnant women, babies/toddlers don’t get the medical care/attention they need. When HIV/a AIDS was the highest in the north, all the alhajis were flown abroad for better treatment leaving their wives to deal with their disease. Young widows, young ladies will be fighting for their lives while the useless Alhaji is living life. All those extravagant weddings that showcase them like they are living life is very tiny and majority of them are connected to government. They look all good, but the poverty level among average northerner is too high compared to west and east. Enough of false hope and babying these leaders aka high class criminals that keep robbing people of their rights while they get the best of things they don’t deserve.

  4. Amaa

    October 26, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I was wondering how long BN was going to be on the fence on matters concerning our politicians and their insincerity toward the same people that have them the mandate. I read somewhere the Imo State and Abia state governor.s bad performance The pictures I saw on major markets and roads got me weeping . If you can start a feature on dilapidated infrastructure in states and have people send in pictures maybe just maybe they migh t start being serious. Let us start being the change we seek use whatever medium you may have to expose their ineptitude and effect change. You and the few blogs still have the power apart from the few that have been bought over . Use it

  5. Tosin

    October 26, 2015 at 9:36 am

    i think the real star of the show is the ‘abebe’ aka raffia fan
    remember the last time you were very sick or injured, how much you wished to have the added duty of fanning yourself looool. meanwhile dem dey on gen and aircon for rankadade meeting (and you know my people can hold meeting, kai, dey fit siddon dere for five hours talking NOTHING.)

    anyway, i’m concerned that next time, they will just STAGE the pictures better, because you know they must have staged this one to show the nice parts of the nice hospital, just forgot the silly guy dying of heat wielding his fan in a concrete box in Maiduguri heat (even Lagos heat these days is killing, …)

    it was Pakistan that changed official dress to exclude suits and ties, just the cotton shirt is fine, thank you, because of its hot weather, to cut down on a/c cost. all these agbadas/babarigas, all i see is fuel and power consumption. how many minutes did they last outside airconditioning in those clothes? (guessing five? ten?) Good job, BellaNaija.

  6. unknown

    October 26, 2015 at 10:44 am

    so an injured person actually got up from his sick bed to greet an “Oga”. Naija is in trouble. People dont evnn know what belongs to them anymore.

  7. intheoverseas

    October 26, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    For the first time, Bellanaija having an opinion and using its platform to highlight a crucial matter… Here’s to hoping this type of opinion piece becomes mainstream to prompt the ‘elite’ to become less aroused by somewhat trivial matters like relationship, make up, and the likes… and more engaged in the future of this country.

  8. Ides of March

    October 26, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I just want to scream!!! Are there even A/Cs in the hospital? Or do poor people not get hot? What kind of mentality do we have that makes this type of inequality OK?

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