1st October, 2013
Africa’s richest man and President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, said on Tuesday that he would construct a 1,000-bed hospital in Kano to improve health care delivery in the state.
Dangote announced this while laying the foundation of Mariya Sanusi Dantata Ultra-Modern Theatre and diagnostic complex at Murtala Muhammed Hospital in Kano metropolis, northwest Nigeria.
Dangote said the project would make health care delivery easier and accessible to the people of the state.
In his remark, Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso commended Aliko Dangote for initiating the project, which he said, would facilitate surgical operation in the hospital.
Kwankwaso said that the state government rehabilitated and equipped health training institutions to enable them to produce qualified health workers.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Labaran Yusuf, commended the governor and the president of Dangote foundation for transforming the health sector in the state.