By Haruna Gimba
The Wuro Ahmaru village in Mayo-Belwa Local Government Area of Adamawa State has turned their only Mosque to a clinic.
The Village Head of the area, Alhaji Ardo Buba said the decision of turning the mosque to 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. But several times, if one is sick or a Woman is in labor we have to travel for over an hour before reaching a hospital.
“We are in this painful situation for decades and nobody is willing to assist us. So we now decided to sacrifice our only Mosque to be the clinic,” Buba said.
He appealed to the government to assist them with a health facility, drugs, and personnel to manage the clinic and look after their people.
He said the village also need a school for their children and standard health facility to reduce deaths and illnesses in the area.
On water provision, the ward head said a charity foundation has recently sank two solar-powered water boreholes and handed it over to the community.
Buba said the boreholes currently serve the water needs of the community and their animals.