Buhari okays N21b, 14 bed presidential clinic
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the construction and equipping of 14 bed space Presidential Clinic at the Cost of N21 billion .
The Permanent Secretary, State House, Umar Tijjani, told members of the Senate committee while presenting 2022 budget for consideration.
He said that Julius Berger Nigeria (JBN) will construct the VIP clinic and the physical construction will start on November 1, 2021 and the Commissioning will be done on December 31, 2022.
The Permanent Secretary explained that the Presidential Clinic will contain 14 bed facilities with total area 2700 square meters.
He added that there will be underground, first floor, two operating Theatre, two Executive Suit, 2 VIP, 2 Isolation and One of six bed isolation area in the building.
He said that there will be laboratory, healing garden , Pharmacy and X-ray facility in the clinic.
He said,”The project was conceived in 2012 by previous administration and the brief was Produced.
It was estimated at about N21 billion a facility of 14 bed space without total area of 2700 square meters, underground and first floor.
“Two operating Theatre, two number Executive Suit, 2 VIP, 2 Isolation and One of six bed isolation area.
“Most of the preminary work has been concluded , Mr President has approved the project. We have gone Bureau of Public Procurement to get Certificate of No Objection.”
He told the Committee that JBN was picked as the contractor because they built state House and have been maintaining it since 1990 and JBN has done great Job, adding that JBN was considered because of Security reason.
He said the Clinic will also be opened to other Africa countries for medical treatment.
But, one of the members of the Committee, Senator Nicholas Tofowomo expressed dissatisfaction with the failure of the Permanent Secretary of State House to show the committee pictorial view of the hospital.
However, some members of the Committee led by the Chairman, Senator Danjuma La’ah commended the initiative of the Federal government for the construction and equipping the Presidential wing of state House clinic which will be delivered on December 31, 2022.