Ukpono Anietie, PH
Emir of Kano, HRH Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero inaugurated Dr. Peter Odili Cancer Cardiovascular Diagnostics and Treatment Centre in Port Harcourt on Monday.
The project is one of its kind in the history of Rivers State.
While speaking at the inauguration of the hospital, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike stated that he would outsource the facility to foreign partners to maintain.
“So it is not what I will leave for Ministry of Health, no. Please this type of facility is not leave it for the Commissioner of Health and his staff in the ministry, no it will not work that way because it will be painful if we come back here next five years and then you find out it is no longer what it is”, the governor said.
“That is why when you go to government house clinic you can see the standard, you can’t compare government house clinic with any other clinic outside because of those we have brought there to manage it.
Wike Continued, “I am sorry, don’t be offended out civil servants, you are good but not in all cases, you are good to carry files but you are not good to maintain and that has also been a problem for us in Nigeria, even the houses we build to maintain it is a problem, your own personal house, to keep it clean is a problem not to talk about public property.”
The hospital is named after the former governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Odili.