Buhari Approves N21bn For 14-Bed Space Presidential Clinic

It has been reported that the Permanent Secretary, State House, Umar Tijjani, made it known on Thursday that the President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the construction and equipping of a 14-bed space Presidential Clinic at a cost of N21bn

Tijani reportedly stated this when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs, to present his 2022 budget proposal for consideration.

He reportedly explained that the construction firm, Messrs Julius Berger Nigeria, would construct the VIP clinic, adding that the physical construction would start on November 1, 2021 and would be inaugurated on December 31, 2022.

The Permanent Secretary further said that the Presidential Clinic would contain 14-bed facilities with a total area of 2,700 square metres, adding that there would be an underground, first floor, two operating theatres, two executive suites, two VIP wards, two Isolation wards and a six-bed isolation area in the building.

Tijani stated that,” The project was conceived in 2012 by the previous administration and the brief was processed. It was estimated to cost about N21bn and the facility contains 14-bed space with a total area of 2, 700 square meters, there will be underground and first floor.”

He added that, “Most of the preliminary works had been concluded. Mr President has approved the project. We have gone to the Bureau of Public Procurement to get a Certificate of No Objection.”

Tijani also disclosed that JBN was chosen for the contract, because the company built the state house in 1990, adding that, “JBN has done a great job, and it was considered because of security reasons.”


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