Saturday, 12 September 2015

GOV. UGWUANYI THANKS STAR DEEP PETROLEUM AND AGBAMI PARTNERS FOR DONATING CHEST CLINIC TO IGBO-EZE NORTH

Rt. Hon. Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Enugu State Governor
The best-selling and most sought after online business and political news and articles publishers, Tectono Business Review, gathered that the Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has commissioned the multi-million naira ultra-modern Chest Clinic built by Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited and Agbami Partners in the state which was donated to Igbo-Eze North District Hospital.

While expressing his gratitude to the two companies for having chosen his state for the building of the clinic, the governor revealed that a total of 1,542 cases of tuberculosis were recorded in the state last year and excess of 20 per cent of them were from Igbo-Eze North LGA. He was optimistic that the new hospital would curb the high rate of tuberculosis cases in the area.

He added: “This project is a monument that reminds us that the state government cannot do it alone. It is quite encouraging and proves that the partners have always sought for the healthcare needs of the people. Tuberculosis disease remains a public health threat to Nigerians. Nigeria ranks third in the world in terms of number of people with the disease with about 590,000 incident cases in 2014.”

In his response, Mr. Samuel Otuonye, who is the Manager of Policy, Government and Public Affairs of Statoil Petroleum Limited, stated that the project was part of the partners’ constant commitment to ameliorate the lives of Nigerians, adding that the activities of the partners were dependent on three main areas namely: Education, health and economic empowerment. He added that their activities also spanned other states of the federation.

He said: “This project which costs over N100 million is part of our efforts to improve healthcare in Nigeria. Part of what we usually do in that regard is that we identify endemic areas and build projects like this as a measure to control or eliminate tuberculosis.”

According to Mr. Otuonye, the project is not the first of its kind owing to the fact that they have already built about 24 of it in other parts of the country. He stated that the clinics were always fully equipped with ultra-modern facilities to ensure effective healthcare services and therefore, urged the members of the community to make effective use of the clinic.