Niger Govt Signs N30.5bn Hospital, Re-development Contracts

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Niger Government has signed contract agreements for the conversion of Shiroro Hotel to Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Teaching Hospital (IBBUTH) and the redevelopment of the three-arms zone at the cost of N18.9 billion and N11.6 billion respectively.


Gov. Mohammed Bago made this known while speaking during the signing of the contract agreements in Minna on Wednesday.



This is contained in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Bologi Ibrahim and made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Minna.


Bago said the IBBUTH project has two different companies to handle it while the three-arms zone project has five companies to execute it.


The IBBUTH will be completed in 12 months and the three-arms zone in 18 months.


The Permanent Secretary, Procurement, Alh, Shehu Jibrin, explained that the six different contractors were carefully selected following a thorough process.


He explained that IBBUTH is divided into three lots.


He added that Think Lab Development Company will handle lots 1 and 3, Fulus Group will do lot 2, while the three-arms zone which has six lots will have Thames and Hudson for lot 1, Fulus Group for lots 2 and 6.


“Messrs Borodo Heritage for lots 3, Messrs Bs Multi Services for lot 4 and Messrs Haitrix Inovatory Services will handle lot 5,” the permanent secretary said.


On his part, a project consultant, Fidel Said, who spoke on behalf of other consultants said they would work tirelessly to ensure effective monitoring of the projects.


Responding, the Managing Director, Think Lab Development Company, Dr Said Kori, and that of the Thames and Hudson, Arch. Baba Aliyu, during interviews assured of standard projects and timely completion.





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