By Dayo Johnson
A N780 million Gani Fawehinmi Diagnostic Centre is to be inaugurated Thursday by Governor Olusegun Mimiko in Ondo town, Ondo State to immortalise the late Legal Luminary.
The ground breaking of the centre that would cater for the early detection and treatment of diseases would be performed in commemoration of the posthumous 72nd birthday of the human rights activist.
Located along the Laje Road in Gani Fawehinmiâ€™s home town in Ondo, the centre according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Kolawole Olabisi would, when completed, compete with any Diagnostic Centre anywhere all over the world.
According to him, the centre was aimed at assisting in the early detection and treatment ofÂ cancer, which eventually killed Fawehinmi.
The statement added that the Gani Fawehinmiâ€™s Diagnostic Centre is one of Dr Olusegun Mimikoâ€™s administrationâ€™s efforts to wage war against untimely death in the society and in partial fulfillment of his administrationâ€™s promise to provide the best health care facilities for the people of the state.
The governor had last September during a state burial organised for the late Fawehinmi promised to set up a Diagnostic centre that would be named after him.
The Governor had regretted that if the Cancer which eventually killed the late Gani had been detected early and treated, the deceased would have lived many more fruitful years to the service of man and God.
HeÂ blamed the parlous state of the nationâ€™s health sector for Gani Fawehinmiâ€™s death with a resolve to reverse the trend with a comprehensive Diagnostic Centre that would not only be named after Fawehinmi but would be sited in his (Ganiâ€™s) hometown.