Ambode Terminates Contracts of Abandoned Projects in LASUTH

  • Inaugurates first state-owned helipad for medical emergencies in Nigeria

Gboyega Akinsanmi

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday terminated the contracts for all abandoned projects in the State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), saying his administration would not tolerate abandoned projects.

He also re-awarded the contacts for School of Basic Medical Sciences project in the Lagos State University College of Medicine immediately, saying it was meant to put LASUTH on the path of progress again.

Ambode disclosed the decision after inaugurating the first state-owned helipad for medical emergencies in the country and inspecting different medical facilities at the LASUTH complex, Ikeja yesterday.

He unveiled the helipad alongside the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Olajide Idris, Special Adviser on Primary Health Care, Dr. Olufemi Onanuga and Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Professor Adewale Oke, among others.

During the inspection of critical medical facilities at the College of Medicine, Idris had briefed Ambode about the status of different projects, which the immediate past administration initiated at the college.

He specifically cited the School of Basic Medical Sciences in the College of Medicine, which the commissioner said, was abandoned five years ago even after the state government had paid 60 percent of the project cost.

Idris added: “We were supposed to have finished this facility five years, but has been abandoned. Just as we discuss, we are going to terminate the contract and re-award it so that we can finish it quickly for the use of the college. The project was awarded to Deux Project Limited.”