The President commenced the visit on Monday, and made a courtesy visit to the Oba of Benin –Oba Ewuare II Palace. Mr. President also inaugurated a number of projects executed by Governor Adams Oshiomhole, they included the commissioning of the new 200-bed 5-Star Central Hospital, the 6-lane Upper Siluko road and Samuel Ogbemudia College all in Benin City.
“I am grateful to Mr President for graciously accepting to come to commission this major project.” On the new 200-bed Central Hospital, Oshiomhole told the President that the old Central Hospital was built in 1902, 114 years ago and “ rather than do piecemeal renovation, we decided to build a new hospital. “We demolished a portion of the old hospital built in 1902 and built this new hospital. My own idea is that public health institutions should not be inferior to private health institutions.”
On Tuesday, Buhari is expected to inaugurate some projects, including the new Edo University, Iyamoh, in Edo North and Central Senatorial Districts of the state.
See photographs of his activities so far.