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Governor Wike, blamed the abandoned projects on poor budgetary allocation.

Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike attributed the problem of abandoned projects in Nigeria to the (NASS) National Assembly’s inadequate fiscal allocation to projects. His Highness, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, held the official opening ceremony, for the N26 billion Dr. Peter Odili Cancer Cardiovascular Diagnostic and Treatment Centre in Port Harcourt on behalf of the Rivers State government. He pointed out that the National Assembly frequently allots meagre funds to projects that are designated for execution every fiscal year even though it is aware that such funds are utterly insufficient to reach any meaningful milestone. This is one of the reasons why federal government projects take years to complete, he noted.

The governor made a point of saying that his administration successfully completed the centre within the agreed-upon time frame of 14 months for the benefit of the people of Rivers and all Nigerians, saying that his administration has demonstrated that through budgetary integrity, commitment and prudence, nothing in governance for Nigerians is too difficult to accomplish. He claimed that these actions have continued to support project abandonment and fostered insufficiency in governance, project delivery, and public service.

Rivers state indigenes deserve the best quality.

Gov. Wike emphasized that the people of Rivers deserved the finest, so the best quality was provided at the center just like it was for all other initiatives. Based on the basis of the agreement negotiated with the United States Consul General, Mr. Will Stevens, for a team from the United States to run the centre, the governor revealed plans for a cooperation arrangement currently underway. The governor stated that Mr. Stevens had visited the hospital and is currently in communication with individuals who are knowledgeable about the most effective ways to operate hospitals profitably, who will be given consideration to take over the center’s operations.

Institution was named after Dr. Peter Odili, a leader in Rivers, who ran one of the top clinics in the state, served as governor honorably, and is now advancing medical education in the region, he added. The governor expressed happiness at the center’s success and said it served as proof that the commitment made to the people of Rivers had been kept. During the project’s opening, His Highness, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero said it was important to praise Governor Wike’s cunning and foresight for coming up with and implementing such an innovative idea.

Patients from neighboring states will not be sent away from the centre.

The centre, which is the first of its sort in the Niger Delta and all of Nigeria, would undoubtedly help people outside of the South-South region, he said. It is impossible to overstate the terrible effects that cancer has on its victims. In addition to emotionally destroying its victims and their families, it also leaves them financially dependent. As a result, it may be claimed that a common man lacks access to, and the means to fund cancer diagnosis and treatment. Therefore, those affected by this illness and other oncological factors can at least breathe a sigh of relief with the opening of this centre or find comfort at their doorsteps.

He said that patients from neighboring states and even from as far away as Kano will not be turned away from the God-sent cancer relief centre in the spirit of good neighborliness and being brothers’ keepers. He said that there is no denying the difficulty of maintaining infrastructure of this size and urged a paradigm shift in the way that maintenance culture is seen. To keep up with international standards, the facilities should be continuously improved. The personnel need to receive new training, refresher courses, and updates on the newest advancements in medical technology. Dr. Peter Odili, a former governor of Rivers State, said in his message of goodwill that he and his family are honored that a centre is being named after him while he is still alive.

Gov. Wike’s administration has brought in good medical infrastructure.

Because of the state’s superior medical infrastructure unmatched in Nigerian history, Dr. Odili claimed that Governor Wike should have become a doctor. The NMA president, Dr. Uche Ojinmah, expressed his joy with Governor Wike’s decision to time the center’s opening with the ongoing cancer awareness campaign during his speech. According to him, Governor Wike’s administration has been braved in putting in place medical infrastructure that supports public health and looks after patients. Prof. Princewill Chike, the commissioner for health, described the project and mentioned that the centre includes, among other things, three theatres, a catheterization laboratory, radiotherapy, brachytherapy, and nuclear medicine. He sees the doctor’s quarters, the helipad, the contemporary incinerators, and the 1000, and 800 KVA in series powering the centre.


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jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

I can’t just fathom why the lower house NASS is given out meagre allocation for projects that are important that why it’s takes so many years to get them done and se are outightly abandoned.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

This is a good development,Nigeria really need such good healthcare facility stock with modern day equipment that can cater for this type of ailment because hundreds of people travel abroad for treatment of this type of diseases.

Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

We need to overhaul our system of allocating budgets and fiscal monies to state. There are a lot of projects to be done and completed and still no funds to fund them. We should actually applaud the Rivers state government for it’s insistence to ensure we finish the project.

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

Governor Wike made the point that despite being aware that such funds are utterly insufficient to achieve any meaningful milestones, the National Assembly frequently allots meager funds to projects that are designated for execution every fiscal year.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

The National Assembly routinely allocates pitiful sums to projects slated for implementation in each fiscal year, despite its knowledge that these amounts are woefully inadequate.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

The center, which will serve Rivers state and Nigeria as a whole, was finished on schedule thanks to the efforts of this administration.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

As a result of these measures, the project has continued to receive support for its abandonment, and it has generated inadequacies in governance, project delivery, and public service.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

In addition to other components, the project and the center have three operating theaters, a catheterization laboratory, radiation, brachytherapy, and nuclear medicine services.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

In spite of the fact that it is well aware that these quantities are pathetically insufficient, the National Assembly habitually allots meager sums to projects that are scheduled for implementation throughout each fiscal year.

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

The administration of Governor Wike has shown courage in putting in place medical infrastructure that bolsters public health and cares for patients.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

We are in talks with potential new managers who are well-versed in the most efficient and lucrative ways to run a healthcare facility.

Bola12
Bola12
1 year ago

great patience is required in the study of the stories of these victims, as comprehending them helps form paradigms by which they can be taught

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
1 year ago

Keeping such a large system up and running is extremely challenging, and experts have called for a paradigm shift in the way maintenance culture is viewed.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

State funding and budgeting procedures need to be revised. There are many ongoing projects that have yet to receive funding.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

The way that we distribute federal funds to the states needs to be revised. While there are many tasks that need to be accomplished, there is currently insufficient funding to do so. The Rivers state government should be applauded for its desire that we see the project through to completion.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

There are a lot of projects to be done and completed and still no funds to fund them. We should actually applaud the Rivers state government for it’s insistence to ensure we finish the project. Allocating our money is needed.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

They are many project that are unfinished because of fund if it is bot complete it is a waste of fund to start when a project is embark on it should be finished into to see it usefulness been abandon is wasteful

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

Governor Wike, blamed the abandoned projects on poor budgetary allocation. 😂 they are the same na. Why blaming them

DimOla
DimOla
1 year ago

I am in support of what Wike said that NASS are responsible for the incomplete project. The NASS are only concern about what goes into their pockets and not how the country will be great.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

NASS are the number one problem of Nigeria. They have failed in their duties to ensure that budgeted Projects should be executed before expiration date.