PIC 20. PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ADDRESING NEWSMEN DURING HIS RETURN FROM MEDICAL TRIP AT THE NNAMDI AZIKIWE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ABUJA ON SUNDAY (19/6/16)
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Buhari Commissions 200-Bed Hospital In Benin

By Tony Nwanne

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Benin inaugurated the remodeled 200-bed capacity ultra modern central hospital.

Impressed Buhari noted that “the best way to do things and the best thing to do for the people” by any government.
While commending Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s efforts at uplifting the lives of the people, Buhari said “I respect his sacrificing his personal comfort to constructing the edifice”.
He said that he was in the state for the third time to inaugurate projects executed by the governor.
Earlier, Oshiomhole said that since the hospital was established in 1902, successive governments had tried to renovate the hospital.
He, however, said he was embarrassed by the state of the medical facility during his first visit and decided that rather than continue with the “piece-meal renovation work; we decided to demolish and rebuild the hospital’’.
Oshiomhole stressed that this was with the conviction that public health facility should not be inferior to private ones.
The governor said that one way to show equality was for government to provide good health facilities and stop lamenting about foreign medical tourism.

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