The Kaduna state Government on Tuesday re-named the government-owned hospital in Kafanchan after late governor of the state, Patrick Yakowa.
A statement by Samuel Aruwan, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, indicated that the hospital had been re-named “Patrick Yakowa Hospital”.
According to him, the State Executive Council decided to honour the late governor by naming the hospital after him.
“The Kaduna State Executive Council has approved the re-naming of the Kafanchan General Hospital to ‘Patrick Yakowa Hospital’ in appreciation of the service rendered to the state by the late Patrick Yakowa.
Governor Yakowa capped a distinguished career in public service with the two highest political offices in Kaduna State,” he said.
NAN recalls the late governor was once the deputy governor and later became the governor, before his demise in helicopter crash.
General hospitals in the major cities in Kaduna State had been named in honour of citizens who had made notable contributions to the development of the state.
The General Hospital in Zaria bears the name of Hajiya Gambo Sawaba, an activist who fought for Nigeria’s independence.
The eminent name of Dr. Barau Dikko, the first medical doctor from Northern Nigeria and first president of the Northern People’s Congress, graces the hospital in Kaduna that was recently accredited as a Teaching Hospital.
General Hospitals in Kaduna are also named after the revered late Chief of Kagoro, Gwamna Awan, and Yusuf Dantsoho, a respected public servant.