The President who spoke during the commissioning of the new Central Hospital in Benin, as part of his two-day official visit to Edo state, said that the realisation of the new project by the state government was the best thing to do and was better than building a new government house in the state. He, however, expressed his satisfaction on the new project saying that the new health facility would not only discourages medical tourism by Nigerians but will also ensure that the masses received better health care services in the state:
“I am very impressed with this work (hospital). I respect his (Oshiomhole) sacrifice of his personal comfort. Instead of building a government house, he decided to build this hospital. I think it takes courage to do what he did. I thank the governor for making his presence in Edo State go into history.”However, the out-going governor, Oshiomhole, has on his part expressed his belief on the fact that a medical facility should not be something to be found wanting by the less privileged, he therefore noted that rather than spend huge resources for the benefit of the government and its officials, his administration deemed it rather appropriate to channel the effort towards constructing a hospital.