Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced plans to build hospitals in 12 states across the six geopolitical zone in the country.

The project is a joint venture between the NNPC and its partners, with a budgeted construction cost set for US$53.9m (N21 billion).

Minister for Health Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, made the statement during a groundbreaking ceremony of the Emergency and Infectious Disease Hospital in Maiduguri, Borno State, at the weekend.

According to Mamora, the health care delivery sector is currently witnessing major infrastructural development that would outlive the COVID-19 pandemic.

He noted that this project is going to create a kind of turnaround in the health care delivery system of this country, and they are very grateful to the NNPC and its partners for this.

Meanwhile, the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum said “What we’re seeing today is part of the institutional capacity building measures envisaged by President Muhammadu Buhari and delivered by the NNPC and its allied organisations in the oil sector.”

As the plans is now made known, questions will now be shifted to the actually commencement of the said project as we have often seen in Africa that project are planned but never actualised or completed.


Source: ThisDay


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