by Emmanuel Obe, Awka, Nigeria
A team of investment consultants from the United States has proposed to build a world-class hospital in Anambra State. The team, which visited Governor Peter Obi in Awka on Monday, said the hospital, when completed, would employ more than 40 doctors and 1,000 nurses.
A member of the team, Dr. Maria Todd, said the hospital would also create opportunities for capacity development for other workers including technicians and engineers. She explained that the hospital with advanced health facility could extend services to the West African sub-region, noting that the state had the potential to drive the process. The traditional ruler of Ifite-Dunu, Igwe Emeka Ilouno, who is part of the team, said they wanted to key into the achievements recorded in the health sector by the Obi-led administration. He noted that the group was responding to the governor’s call to stakeholders to make the state attractive for investment.
Obi said with the right leadership, Nigeria could effectively harness its abundant potential to become a major player in world economy. Establishing such world class hospital in the state, he said, was important to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals.