Jigawa State Executive Council has awarded the contract for the construction of a general hospital to Datum Construction Limited at a cost of N1.5 billion. The announcement followed the Federal Government's conversion of Birnin Kudu General Hospital into a Federal Medical Centre in 2002.
The statement came from the Information Commissioner, Babandi Ibrahim, who announced the hospital whilst briefing newsmen on the outcome of the meeting this week at Government House, Dutse.
He said the hospital, which will have 150 beds, paediatric wards, clinics, laboratories, theatre, administration block and other key units, adding that the executive council insisted that the project would be completed within eight months.
The commissioner further added that the council also approved a contract for the drilling of 30 additional windmills at 30 grazing reserves across the state as part of their efforts to contain farmers and herder conflicts in the state.
The state government have given 67.6 percent subsidy to beneficiaries, costing a total of 371.9 million. The council also approved for the release of N604 million to state SUBEB to pay country part fund to enable access to its UBEC share.
Ibrahim also said the council approved an amount of N424.5 million to fund a new state university in Kafin Hausa for external work such as roads, drainage and other uses.