President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated a Cancer Centre at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital in Borno State.

Buhari, who inspected the facilities at the centre, commended the hospital management for completing the project.

In an address of welcome, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Ahmed Ahidjo, said the facilities included HD Versa and electa machine, among others, noting that the hospital is one of the best in West Africa because of the latest facilities there.

He further stated that the hospital was conducting research on increasing kidney cases in the state and other parts of the northeast, through a 50 million naira grant provided by the State Government.

Ahidjo also revealed that the centre had a unit for treating kidney stone with infusion without opening it.