By Olasunkanmi Akoni And Monsur Olowoopejo
Lagos—Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has approved the construction of N49 billion Medical Park, the first of its kind in Nigeria, aimed at improving healthcare delivery in the state.
The facility, to be located at the old Nursing School along Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, is expected to be completed in 2018.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris who disclosed this yesterday, at the State House, Alausa, Ikeja, noted that the park would promote medical tourism and excellent healthcare services of international standard.
Idris explained that the state government was not committing any fund into the project aside the land in the old Nursing School in Ikoyi, noting, “it was completely a Public-Private Partnership, PPP project.”
According to the commissioner: “It gives me great pleasure to announce that after the receipt of a Certificate of Compliance from the State Public Procurement Agency and a final presentation today to the Executive Council of Lagos State, Approval has been given to MEDIPARK International Limited Consortium which comprises of MEDIPARK International Limited, Cleveland Clinics Ohio USA, St. Barnabas Healthcare System New Jersey and American Hospital Management Company Washington DC to be the developer to construct manage and operate a Medical Park. It is a joint venture arrangement with Ibile Holdings Ltd.”