By Laleye Dipo in Minna
After several years of abandonment, the Niger State government is set to renovate the Suleja General Hospital.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, who announced this when he met with some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Suleja, Tafa and Gurara Local Government areas on Monday, said the rehabilitation work would cost N1.1 billion.
“With the rate of expansion of Suleja and the neglect the overstretched General Hospital has suffered over the years that has led to gross infrastructural decay, we have resolved to carry out total renovation of the hospital to enable it meet the health needs of our people.
“The renovation will involve the rehabilitation of wards, consulting rooms, installation of state-of-the-art medical equipment, laboratory facilities, doctor’s and nurses’ quarters. The project will be costing government N1.1 billion,” he said.
The governor also announced plans to address the water challenges being faced by the residents of Suleja town, adding: “We are almost through with the Minna water scheme and we are moving into Suleja to address the challenges at the Suleja Water Works. We are carrying out a holistic overhaul of Suleja Water Works as well as the reticulation network within the city and neighbouring towns.”