- President Muhammadu Buhari has taken a strong step towards upgrading the Nigerian healthcare system
- The Nigerian leader approved construction and equipping of a 14-bed space Presidential Clinic which will cost a whooping N21.9 billion
- Umar Tijjani, permanent secretary, State House, made the disclosure when he appeared before a Senate committee on Thursday, October 28
Nigerian Tribune reports that the permanent secretary, State House, Umar Tijjani, made the announcemnt while presenting the 2022 budget proposal for consideration.
Tijjani, speaking to members of the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-governmental noted that the facility would be constructed by Julius Berger Nigeria (JBN), The Punch added.
According to him, construction of the presidential clinic will begin on November 1, while the facility is expceted to be commissioned on December 31, 2022.
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The permanent secretary explained that the project which was conceived in 2012 by the previous administration will contain 14-beds, a laboratory, healing garden, pharmacy, and x-ray facility.
Buhari approves creation of farm estates across Nigeria
Legit.ng previously reported that Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the setting up of integrated farm estates in all 108 senatorial districts nationwide.
Buhari has already instructed the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) to create the farm estates.
The new scheme is aimed at engaging youths to achieve food security in the shortest possible time.
To ease staff activities, health ministry gets N42M passenger elevator
Meanwhile, Nigeria's ministry of health on Tuesday, September 21, took delivery of N42 million worth of passenger elevator and UPS equipment.
The elevator, a 13-passenger capacity was donated to the ministry by the Victims Support Fund (VSF) Taskforce on COVID-19.
Receiving the donation, the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, said the provision of the elevator has come at a critical time and that the ministry would make good use of it.
Commending the VSF for their support on various government efforts and initiatives before and during the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the globe, Ehanire said the new elevator would alleviate a lot of inconveniences experienced by the staff of the ministry.