WORRIED by lack of health facility, the Wuro Ahmadu community at Gongoshi Grazing Reserve in Mayo-Belwa Local Government Area of Adamawa State has turned their only mosque into a clinic.
Wuro Ahmadu is a pastoral community with over 1,000 people and about 20,000 different livestock.
The ward head of the area, Alhaji Ardo Buba, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Wuro Ahmadu that the decision to turn the mosque into a clinic was to find means of providing primary healthcare services to the community.
“In Wuro Ahmadu village and its surroundings, we have no fewer than 1,000 residents. If one is sick or a woman is in labour, we have to travel for over an hour before reaching a hospital.
“We have been in this painful situation for decades and nobody is willing to assist us. So, we decided to sacrifice our only mosque for a clinic,” Buba said.
He appealed to the government to assist them with equipment, drugs and personnel to manage the clinic and look after the people.
He said the village was also in need of a school for their children and standard health facility to reduce deaths and illnesses in the area.
On water provision, the ward head said PZ Cussons charity foundation recently sank two solar-powered boreholes and handed them over to the community.
Buba said the boreholes would serve the water needs of the community and their animals.