Bello sacks Health Commissioner from supervising Reconstruction of Specialist Hospital, set up Committee to finish project
*Promises to deliver on set date and standard.
Kogi state Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello irked by the shoddy job on the ongoing construction and reconstruction of State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, has disbanded the ministry of health team who were hitherto supervising the project and reconstituted a new committee to oversee the completion of the work.
The Governor who assured the people that the project will be completed on set standard and as scheduled, vowed not to condone any substandard work.
Gov. Bello gave the marching order Monday when he paid unscheduled vistit to the project site in Lokoja, which is being handled by a Chinese Construction Company.
Recalled that the ongoing construction and reconstruction work at the State Specialists Hospital Lokoja was under the direct supervision of the Commissioner for Health Dr. Saka Audu when the Governor embarked on tour of the projects.
Speaking with Newsmen at a Press Conference, the Commissioner for Works and Housing, Engr. Abubakar Ohere said the new team is charged with the mandate to determine the contract award, work done and what needs to be done to deliver a standard Health Institution to the State.
According to the Commissioner, the State Auditor General, Alhaji Yakubu Okala, would Chairman the Committee, with the Director General, Bereau of Public Procurement, Barr. Sunday Ehimony as Member, said the work would now be handled by the Ministry of Works and Housing.
He promised to deliver a standard Health Institution that would help checkmate medical Tourism by citizens to the foreign countries.
The Commissioner reiterated the commitment of Gov. Bello to ensuring quality and standard, said the new Committee is desirous in meeting the expected standard.
Engr. Ohere described the Governor Bello as a passionate and dedicated Leader, promising to address all observations raised by the governor during the inspection of the project.
The Commissioner said the new Committee would strengthen the exiting capacity of the ongoing construction, assured the Governor and people of the State of delivering quality project while ensuring due process.
He disclosed that the Committee would meet the December target of the Governor, adding that , Idah Zonal Hospital and Reference Hospital Okene, when completed would improve patronage and check medical Tourism as envisioned by Gov. Bello.