Akomas: No Going Back in Efforts to Fully Equip Nenu General Hospital

Nenu General Hospital

Former Deputy Governor of Abia State, Comrade Chris Akomas has vowed to ensure that the newly inaugurated Nenu General Hospital was fully equipped to serve its purpose as a secondary health facility.

The health facility in Nenu, Obingwa local government of Abia State, was initially conceived as cottage hospital but later upgraded to a general hospital. It was among the projects inaugurated by the outgone Abia governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu during his very last days in office.

However, Akomas in a chat with journalists acknowledged that though the hospital has been inaugurated to start providing health care services to the people “there is still work to be done in the hospital complex”.

Comrade Akomas vowed that he would not relent in his efforts to ensure that all the equipment needed to make Nenu General Hospital “stand out” as a secondary health institution, were procured and installed.

Akomas applauding Ikpeazu during the inauguration of Nenu General Hospital.

He expressed gratitude to God for the great divine benevolence on his Nenu people, noting that the hospital project had taken long to become a reality.

Akomas, who is a Federal Commissioner representing Abia State at the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Abuja, assured that it would not take long to fully equip the hospital with ultra modern medical equipment.

He, therefore, called on the people of his community, especially the youths to safeguard all the equipment being installed in the hospital, including dialysis machines, among others.

The former Abia Deputy Governor, who is a prominent Nenu son, urged the people to do everything possible to protect all the infrastructure put in place at the newly built general hospital.

Nenu General Hospital was initiated more than a decade ago when Akomas was still serving as the state deputy governor. But, the former number two person of Abia recalled that it took all the efforts of his kinsmen for the project to be completed.

He commended his kinsmen for their doggedness in seeing that their dream of having a general hospital in their community has eventually become a reality.

Akomas noted that it was through the assistance of some personalities that the first 18 beds were procured for the hospital, staff quarters was built and provision of water made possible with sinking of borehole.

He said that the people of Nenu were appreciative of the roles played by Erondu Junior and the then chairman of Obingwa LG, Kelaechi Nwankpa, Raymond Nkpuruoma Aliga, Chief Okezie Anyamele, among others.

Akomas, who is also a member of APC Board of Trustees (BoT), commended the outgone Governor Ikpeazu for designating Nenu’s health facility as one of Abia’s general hospitals and going ahead to inaugurate the project before leaving office.

He promised that the perimeter fencing of the Nenu General Hospital would be concluded very soon.