The Dangote Foundation yesterday laid the foundation stone for the construction of an ambitious health facility in Kano State at the cost of N2 billion just as President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote said he would construct a 1,000 bed hospital in the state which upon completion, will be the world’s best hospital.
The facility which has been named Mariya Sanusi Dantata Ultra-modern Theatre Complex will have a diagnostic laboratory situated within the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano metropolis.
Chairman of the Foundation and World’s richest black man, Dangote, who spoke at the foundation stone laying ceremony, said the gesture is meant to support government’s efforts in achieving a sound health programme for its people.
“It is our broader commitment to systematically improve the health and well-being which is one of our areas of focus. We believe that every Nigerian has a right to quality healthcare. We also believe that it is our collective duty to rally our resources to improve health infrastructure,” Dangote said.
In his remark, Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State commended the Dangote Foundation for embarking on the project, which he said, would facilitate surgical operation in the hospital.
He also remarked that the state government rehabilitated and equipped health training institutions to enable them to produce qualified health workers.
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