The chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA) and founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Tony O. Elumelu, CON on Tuesday inaugurated a 200-bed capacity ultra-modern maternity complex in Yola, Adamawa State.

The world-class facility donated to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Yola, was built by the Aisha Buhari Foundation which was founded by the Wife of the president of Nigeria, Dr. Mrs Aisha Buhari.
Elumelu was full of commendation for the gesture by the wife of the President. He noted that projects such as these are needed from more Nigerians and Africans so that more lives would be touched and more youths would be empowered. This, according to him, falls in line with the objectives of the TEF, which has as its bedrock the empowerment of youths.

He was also particularly impressed by the hospital facility as it would not only transform and preserve lives, but will also cure people.
In his words, “I believe that anything that impacts, improves and supports lives should be the concern of everyone. This is why at the TEF, we believe in empowering young Africans and Nigerians, making sure that we make them fishermen and not just relying on people forever. This project touches my heart and that is why I am here.”.

The maternity complex brings such facilities constructed and donated by the wife of the president to two, following the one donated last year in Daura.
Apart from Elumelu, first ladies of some African countries including, Fatoumatta Bah-Borrow (Gambia), Rebecca Akufo-Addo (Ghana), Lalla Malika Issoufou (Niger), Hinda Deby Itno (Chad) and Dominique Folloux Ouattara (Ivory Coast), were present to lend their support to the Wife of the president of Nigeria, Dr. Mrs Aisha Buhari.
(L-R) Chairman UBA Group, Tony O. Elumelu, CON, Hinda Deby Itno; First Lady Chad, Wife of the president of Nigeria; Dr. Mrs Aisha Buhari, Lalla Malika Issoufou; First Lady Niger, Rebecca Akufo-Addo; First Lady Ghana, and Fatoumatta Bah-Borrow; First Lady Gambia, 

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