Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and the Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehanire have inaugurated the N25.9 billion Dr Peter Odili Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Diagnostic and Treatment Centre in Port Harcourt.

Wike said the Cancer and Cardiovascular treatment centre, which would offer advanced health care services such as chemotherapy and nuclear medicine were expected to be completed within the next 14 months.

While speaking at the foundation-laying of the centre at Rumuokwuta Town yesterday, the governor maintained that despite the prevailing insecurity and economic problems plaguing Nigeria, his administration had sustained its project delivery.

He said because Rivers people stood in support of his enthronement as governor in 2015 and in 2019 against detractors, he vowed to give the best infrastructure to the state and its people.

On the rationale for naming the centre after former Rivers State Governor Peter Odili, he declared that but for Dr Odili, an Ikwerre man would not have become governor of the state.