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Kogi State Referrer Hospital, Okene is being upgraded to a teaching hospital status to serve the need of the  School of Medicine, Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara.

The State Commissioner of Works and Housing, Engr Abubakar Ohere disclosed while on the spot assessment of ongoing construction works at the State Referrer Hospital, Okene.

Engr Ohere said that as a result of the upgrading, the December date of full completion of the Referrer Hospital may not be achievable.

He expressed satisfaction at the level of works done so far, stating that it is up to the standard of the GYB.

He commended the Governor for his forthright and vision in the establishment of the hospital, adding that the hospital would serve the medical needs of the people of North Central.

Also speaking the State Commissioner of Information and Communications Hon Kingsley Fanwo described the Referrer hospital as a legacy project that would outlive the present administration.

He said the project is an attestation to the people-focused vision of Governor Yahaya Bello.

He disclosed that the project would not only serve the people of the state but would put an end to medical tourism outside the Country.

He said given the quality of the job done at the hospital, the Governor has shown enough capacity to govern Nigeria well.

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