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Thursday, 14 March 2019

Great move! Buhari starts work Immediately in Lagos ( See what he did )

The Cancer Centre commissioned recently by President Muhammadu Buhari will open its doors to patients on May 1, this year, According to the Chief Medical Director of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Professor Chris Bode. Professor Bode said the ongoing calibrations and fine-tuning of its ultra-modern equipment to ensure compliance with international standards delayed the centre from becoming fully operational. He stated that the requisite personnel to offer care at the centre were currently undergoing conversion training in readiness for the smooth take-off of services at the centre.

The multi-billion NSIA-LUTH cancer centre was established as a joint venture partnership between the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and LUTH to address the lack of adequate and comprehensive cancer treatment and management in the country. The centre, a sprawling edifice covering over 1,500 square metres, had already installed two of its three linear accelerators. It is equipped with a robust Treatment Planning System and a Brachytherapy machine to treat cervical and prostate cancers. In addition, the chemotherapy suite can accommodate up to 15 patients at any time.

The LUTH facility has been described as the best cancer centre in West Africa and when fully operational, will handle more than 300 patients per day. A 10-year service maintenance contract is built into the purchase agreement to enable the centre give at least a full decade of uninterrupted service. A team of experts from training colleges which recently visited LUTH have expressed satisfaction with the state-of-the-art facility, saying it has surely rekindled hope for manpower training oncology in the sub-region.

President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was officially declared the winner of Nigeria’s presidential election. Nigerians trooped out in their millions to cast their votes for a new President on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

The elections were earlier scheduled for February 16, 2019, but had to be postponed by one week by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), due to issues with “logistics”. The process was marred by incidents of irregularities, as well as violence, which led to cancellation of elections in some areas. The election also recorded a significant low turnout of voters.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced that more than 70 million people obtained Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to participate in the elections. However, significantly less than 30 million people participated in the electoral process. According to an official declaration by Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of INEC, Buhari polled APC 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled PDP 11,262,978 votes.

Buhari got landslide-winning figures from the North, with more than 70 parties fielded candidates for the presidential election. Yakubu formally declared Buhari “winner and returned elected” at exactly 4:39am Nigerian time.

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