The construction of the proposed 14-bed space Presidential Clinic at the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, Abuja, which will cost N21.9 billion will commence on November 1, 2021.
The facility to be constructed by Julius Berger Nigeria (JBN) is expected to be ready for commissioning on December 31, 2022.
The Presidential Clinic will contain 14-bed facilities with a total area of 2,700 square meters, adding that there will be underground, first floor, two number operating Theatre, two number Executive Suit, 2 VIP, 2 Isolation and One number of six-bed isolation area in the building.
The Permanent Secretary (PM), State House, Umar Tijjani, disclosed this to members of the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-governmental when he presented the 2022 budget proposal for consideration.
He added that there will be a laboratory, healing garden, Pharmacy and X-ray facility in the clinic.
“The project was conceived in 2012 by the previous administration and the brief was produced. It was estimated about N21 .9 billion and the facility contains 14-bed space with a total area of 2700 square meters, there will be underground and the first floor.
“Most of the preliminary work has been concluded, and we have gone to the Bureau of Public Procurement to get Certificate of No Objection.”
He told the Committee that JBN was picked as the contractor because they built the state House and have been maintaining it since 1990 and for security reasons, saying that the clinic will also be opened to other heads of Africa countries for medical treatment.
However, a member of the Committee, Senator Nicolas Tofowomo (PDP Ondo South) expressed dissatisfaction with the failure of the Permanent Secretary to show the committee a pictorial view of the proposed hospital.
However, some other 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 the State House clinic expected to be delivered on December 31, 2022.