From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has ordered for a slight modification of the project design for the multi-billion Naira Cancer Treatment Centre currently under construction within the state metropolis, to create space for auxiliary health workers offices.
Ganduje who paid unscheduled visit to the project site ordered the Commissioner of Works, Engr. muazu Magaji, his Health counterpart, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa and the contractor in charge of the project to expedite action towards ensuring that the project is completed within the stipulated time.
Though he expressed satisfaction with the level of work at the site, Ganduje charged them to quickly reflect the slight modification and ensure that all work carried out at the site is of international standard.
He urged them to work harmoniously, “towards ensuring that standards are not compromised in the execution of the project.
“You are aware that 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 installation of equipment.”
Ganduje further stated 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.
He noted that although the project is progressing smoothly, “there is the need to make slight structural adjustments to enable the structure to provide more office space for more medical personnel.”
Ganduje, therefore, directed the state Ministry of Works, the Ministry of Health, the project contractor and the consultant to come up with three distinct proposals on how the modification can be made.
“All the proposals must clearly indicate the cost involved, the pros and cons of each proposal and the time frame for completion of the additional civil engineering works. This would enable the government to make an informed decision,” he added.
Ganduje, however, expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done so far and the pace at which it is being executed, hoping that the tempo would be maintained.
The State Commissioner for Works, Engr. Muazu Magaji and his counterpart at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahm Tsanyawa, conducted Ganduje round the project site and both promised to put in their best towards ensuring that the project is completed within the stipulated time.