Cancer Centre project: Standards must not be compromised -Ganduje
By Abdulyassar Abdulhamid
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has charged all stakeholders in the construction of the multi billion Naira state-of-the-art Cancer Treatment Centre to work more closely “toward ensuring that standards are not compromised in the execution of the project.”
The Governor disclosed this during an unscheduled visit to the project site recently, the Director–General, Media and Public Relations, Government House, Kano, Malam Ameen K. Yassar, disclosed this in a statement issued to The Triumph.
Governor Ganduje explained that for efficient functionality of the project to be guaranteed, each of the stakeholders, including government ministries, the contractor and the consultant must play their respective roles, according to the project specification and contractual agreement.
Ganduje said: “The State Government had earlier on engaged a Lead Project Manager and Healthcare Development Consultant, Messrs Technimed Technologies, Ltd., to directly supervise and run all the affairs pertaining to the construction works as well as supply and install equipment.”
The Governor noted that although the project is progressing smoothly, there is a need to make slight structural adjustments to enable the structure provides more office space for more medical personnel.
He, therefore, directed the State Ministry of Works, that of Health, the project contractor and the consultant to come up with three distinct proposals on how the modification can be made.
He stressed: “All the proposals must clearly indicate the cost involved, the pros and cons of each proposal and the time frame for the completion of the additional civil engineering works in order to enable the government make an informed decision.”
The Governor however, expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done so far and the pace at which it is being executed, hoping the trend would be maintained.
Conducting the Governor round, the State Commissioner for Works, Engr. Mu’azu Magaji and his counterpart of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa focused on the need for minor modifications on the project design to create office space for auxiliary health personnel.