Our support of the SAPETRO Medical Centre and the Dr John Prostate Foundation demonstrates our commitment to tackling healthcare issues in Nigeria and is part of our overall commitment to improve standards of living in Nigeria.
In 2007, SAPETRO undertook to finance the construction and equipment of Nasarawa State University Health Centre. The Company believes that if appropriate healthcare facilities are in place, easily treatable diseases which cause death among Nigerians could be tackled. This project therefore aims at empowering the local community to manage their healthcare needs. The company believes that good health forms a solid foundation for national development.
The Health Services Department of the Nasarawa State University came into existence in June 2002 with the setting up of the University. With the increasing number of the students in the school, the need for adequate space became imperative. At the launching of the first endowment fund in 2006, South Atlantic Petroleum Limited pledged to build and equip the New Medical Centre for the university.
The official handover of the site and flag off for the commencement of work took place on site on the 14 March 2007, with the laying of the foundation stone by General TY Danjuma (rtd).
The centre comprises of two 16 bed (male and female) wards, 2 amenity (male and female) wards, 2 private (male and female) wards, a surgical theater, x-ray/scanning centre, physiotherapy Centre, an eye clinic, maternity and delivery room, four consulting rooms, an out-patient department, a medical laboratory, a call duty flat, etc. The complex was officially commissioned on 5 December, 2012. SAPETRO as a good corporate citizen is committed to the good health of the staff, students and local community in Keffi, Nasarawa State and adjourning communities.