Lanzai is 167km away from Bauchi Town, along Potiskum -Maiduguri road. It is under Darazo LGA of Bauchi State. The population of Lanzai is about 34,000. Despite its number, it only has only one maternity center to cater for the entire community and the surrounding villages. The cost of improving the health care system of any nation includes providing basic amenities ranging from facilities, health workers and quality service delivery. To adequately ensure that the sustainable Development Goal 3 is achieved, Follow the Money team during its data mining activity discovered the allocation of NGN 30 million for the construction of a new PHC at Lanzai in Darazo LGA of Bauchi State.

The FTM team is tracking the implementation of the project to ensure transparency in governance process through the #ConstructLanzai campaign. Through this campaign we call on all concerned stakeholders especially the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency to uphold public interest through being accountable and transparent with funds released for this project. We implore the public to get on board with us to follow the money and ensure that the project is duly implemented by joining us on www.ifollowthemoney.org 

Project implementation is yet to commence

15/05/2019: The FTM team embarked for a preliminary visit to ascertain the status of the project. Major outcome shows that project implementation is yet to commence and the community is not aware of the project.

The Nearest Hospital is 80KM Away

15/05/2019: According to the team, the nearest hospital to Lanzai is the Darazo general hospital which is over 80km from Lanzai and in cases of emergency, it’ll be too late to get medical help.

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