Prof. Auwal Abubakar
The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria was established through an agreement dated 21st August 1998 signed between the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria and Adamawa State Government to take over the then Yola Specialist Hospital, Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria. Clinical Services commenced on 15th May 1999. However, the then Civilian Government in the State decided to repossess the Specialist Hospital so that it could have a secondary healthcare facility in the state capital. Thus, it was decided that the Centre should be relocated to the present site in the premises of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Yola, along Lamido Zubairu Way, Yola-Town.
It is a 330-bed hospital that provides tertiary healthcare service to people from Adamawa, parts of Taraba, Gombe and Borno states in addition to those coming from the neighbouring republic of Cameroun. Within the limits of available resources, the facility has been able to provide a high standard of healthcare to its teeming clients. In fact, with the ongoing insurgency in Northeastern Nigeria, all the casualties of our armed forces personnel and civilians are promptly and adequately catered for in the centre.
The Federal Medical Centre, Yola covers an initial total landmass of 23.84 hectares and in 2016 His excellency the Adamawa state Governor gave us an additional land of 15.75 hectares from the neighbouring Technical College making a total of 39.59 hectares.
The first Medical Director was Dr. Aminu Muhammad Mai who administered the Centre from its inception in 1999 to 2007. In 2007, Dr. Ali Danburam was appointed the Medical Director. His tenure came to an end in March, 2015. I took over as Medical Director on 1st April, 2015.