Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Usani Usani, has inaugurated a community health centre at Asiga community in Taker Local Government Area of Cross Rivers.
The facility was built by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.
The inauguration, which was conducted on Saturday in Asiga, was attended by the traditional rulers and people of the community.
Speaking during the inauguration, Usani said citing the facility in Asiga was aimed at ensuring that it served the people and her neighbouring communities.
He said his ministry was making necessary arrangements with the Federal Ministry of Health to ensure smooth running and proper deployment of medical personnel to the health centre.
“The government at the centre is interested in key sectors of the society, health, education and social interventions.
“Doing this is to let you know that there is a guarantee that the government will not seize in continuing to build better infrastructure for the benefit of the people.
“Traditional rulers should play their role in maintaining peace and security of lives and property in their communities because if there is insecurity and war, no one will come to the health centre.
“Today, the entire country is threatened by insecurity, almost every community is at loggerheads with the other, so, when you hear anything tending towards attacks and violence, get up, go to the next community and settle it before it escalates,” he advised.
Similarly, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Aminu Bisalla, who was represented by Mrs Lauren Braide, said the project was one of many others in the Niger Delta region initiated by ministry.
According to him, the facility which will be very beneficial to the people, will help boost maternal healthcare and fight against malaria in Asiga and the neighbouring communities.
He added that the facility would enhance the economic prosperity of the benefiting communities as health was wealth.