Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has closed down the Government House Clinic.
He has also ordered government house staff to use public hospitals as an alternative.
Disclosing this in a statement on Sunday, El-Rufai's spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan said drugs and equipment in the clinic had been moved to the government-owned Yusuf Dantsoho Hospital, Tudun Wada, Kaduna.
The statement also disclosed that the governor had ordered Government House staff to henceforth use the Yusuf Dansotho Hospital for their medical needs.
According to Aruwan, the decision to close down the clinic was taken to boost the healthcare system in the state by moving medical personnel, drugs and equipment to public hospitals.
The statement reads, "There are not yet enough doctors in the public health system in Kaduna state, therefore, it is not prudent to assign doctors, nurses and other medical staff to serve Government House alone.
"It is clearly more beneficial to the wider society if the services of these medical personnel were made available to the public in a general hospital.
"In addition, it is better that everyone working in the Government House uses the same health facilities as the general public."