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Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has boasted that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Fubara Siminialaye will succeed him.
Wike reassured that he would not leave office without completing all his projects but said even if he failed to complete any of them, Siminialaye, would do so in the spirit of continuity.
He said: “I will not leave any project unfinished. I will make sure all the projects we have started are finished. If they are not finished, maybe at 90 or 95% completion, when my successor, Siminalaye Fubara and Prof. Ngozi Ordu, come, they should use them for their first one hundred days in office projects and commission them.
“This is because they are part of what we are doing. When I say my successor, you know they will win. You know they will win because our report card is there to show what we have done. We are in the period of operation show your report card.”
The Governor spoke at the inauguration of the twin buildings housing the Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences and the Faculty of Clinical Sciences performed by the Chairman of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, Prof. Abba Hassan in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
Wike declared the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital as the best in Nigeria following the huge investment his administration made to strengthen the capacity of the specialist hospital in the training of medical personnel, research and medical innovations.
He said: “Go to the University Teaching Hospital, you have the best of equipment you can talk about. I don’t see any teaching hospital in this country today that can compare with what we have at Rivers State University Teaching Hospital.”
Wike said many other separate health service-providing facilities had been integrated into the teaching hospital for holistic service delivery.
The Governor said that even the medical personnel and students had the best medical equipment that will expose them to contemporary medical practice.
Wike said that soon, the Renal Centre and the Hostel for medical house officers that had been completed would soon be inaugurated.
Wike charged the teachers and students to take their work and studies seriously for sustained excellence in the health sector.
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