President Buhari Inaugurates Umahi’s Projects in Ebonyi

By Staff

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, inaugurated several projects constructed by Governor David Umahi led government in Ebonyi state.

The President, who is on a two-day working visit to the State inaugurated the King David University of Medical Sciences, the university’s teaching hospital, the twin flyover and dual carriage way which passes through the university to Mpu in Enugu state, International Airport construction in Ezza North/South LGAs among others.

He espressed satisfaction with the standard of work done and also commended the governor for ensuring the projects were of high quality

“I thank you also for associating the federal government with the construction of the projects and though I am not an engineer, I can see with my eyes

“Buhari noted that he was impressed with the governor’s performance, noting that the project looks like one that would last.

Governor Umahi during the commissioning, appealed to the federal government to take over the university’s teaching hospital because it was beyond the scope of any state to manage.

“I had earlier pleaded with the president to approve the takeover and he said that we should go and celebrate and we have been celebrating since then.

The governor said that the hospital would solve the challenges of medical tourism confronting the country because it has the best of facilities that can be found anywhere in the world.

“It has a heart surgery department, the best Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) facilities, among others.

He thanked the president for his numerous assistance towards the realisation of the King David University of Medical Sciences, noting that the edifice was three years old.

“It was constructed through direct labour by our people and the 700 metres twin-flyover which passes through the university cost N2 billion”. He said.

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