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Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by opportunes: 7:19am On Oct 23, 2019
The site for the construction of a 300-bed ultra-modern Specialist Hospital in the New Millennium City, Kaduna, which was awarded since 2009 has become a habitat for weeds, Daily Trust reports. The project was initiated during the tenure of former governor Namadi Sambo’s administration and was partly funded with a loan from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) with the support of the Kaduna State government, Daily Trust reports. Namadi’s successor, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, was said to have shopped for the IDB loan to provide the needed facilities for the hospital and other developmental projects in the state.

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) had in 2014 approved a loan of $141 million to the Kaduna State government for infrastructural development. Yero’s spokesman, Malam Ahmed Maiyaki, was quoted then as saying that the loan was to be used for the provision of “critical infrastructure in Health, Education and Water Supply sectors.” Daily Trust gathered that out of the amount, the sum of $43.13million was earmarked for the provision of modern equipment at the 300-bed space Specialist Hospital at the Millennium City.

Aside from putting an end to Nigerians traveling out of the country on medical tourism, the state government had explained that the medical facility was conceived to provide the best of medicare comparable to the ones in other countries. While signing the loan agreement with officials of the IDB in April 2014, former governor Yero reportedly said: “We have promised the people that we are going to complete all on-going projects in the state and I want to assure the people that we have not abandoned any project and we remain committed to completing them based on the availability of funds.”

Our checks show that the contract was initially awarded to Nahman Construction, a Lagos-based firm at an undisclosed sum but while the structural work on the hospital was almost completed, the complex was abandoned as the contractors left the site. The hospital was initially scheduled for completion in 2012, but was delayed and rescheduled for completion in 2014, due to the inability of the state government to take delivery of some state-of-the-art equipment.

Following contractual setbacks, it was said to have been re-awarded to Terraina Construction (Nigeria) Limited for completion and the contractor promised to complete in nine months. The hospital was designed to have a fertility clinic, a Cath Lab, physiotherapy ward, Renal Dialysis Centre and Oncology Centre. It was also expected to have an Intensive Care Unit, High Care Unit and an Operating Theatre. In addition, it was conceived to have an Orthopaedic Ward, Maternity Ward, Medical Ward, accident and emergency ward.

Checks have, however, shown that 10 years after the project was conceived and awarded the hospital is yet to be completed despite promises by previous governors in the state to do so. After a tour of the facility by the then Kaduna State Commissioner of Planning and Budget, Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, accompanied by his then Health counterpart Dr. Paul Dogo in February 2017, the planning and budget commission posted on its twitter handle that: “Governor Nasir el-Rufai is committed to completing this inherited project for the overriding benefit of the good people of Kaduna State.

Contractors handling this project have been remobilized to the site with work on-going. Governor El-Rufai is committed to completing it before 2019.” Our correspondent who visited the site recently reports that the place has been overtaken by thick grasses even as no construction work is taking place at the site‎. Not even security guards were present at the entrance of the building as at the time of the visit. It was observed that the walls of the hospital were already suffering from lack of maintenance while part of the roof was giving way.

Locals who live within the Chikun vicinity of the Millennium City, where it is sited, have taken advantage of the non-completion of the project to engage in farming activities as they plant maize and other crops within the premises of the abandoned project, Daily Trust observed.

Read more: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/weeds-overgrow-300-bed-kaduna-specialist-hospital.html

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by eTECTIV: 7:25am On Oct 23, 2019
Dem swear for us in dis country no doubt...

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by crestedaguiyi: 7:26am On Oct 23, 2019
The journalist is still calling it ultra modern in spite of the fact that it's not equipped and totally abandoned

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by helinues: 7:26am On Oct 23, 2019
Maintenance culture, we lack it in Africa generally

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by tayebest(m): 7:32am On Oct 23, 2019
Just imagine! angry

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by VirginSearcher(m): 8:02am On Oct 23, 2019
Country is becoming extinct little by little angry

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by Offpoint: 8:02am On Oct 23, 2019
Good morning Nairalanders, I just wanna let you know that: No matter what you're going through now, there'll be light at the end of your tunnel.
Stay strong and positive, as tough as life is for a female panties and rough as it is for a broke guy boxers... they've never gave up.



Better days ahead

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:02am On Oct 23, 2019
The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) had in 2014 approved a loan of $141 million to the Kaduna State government for infrastructural development
What an eyesore!

The site for the construction of a 300-bed ultra-modern Specialist Hospital in the New Millennium City, Kaduna, which was awarded since 2009 has become a habitat for weeds, 
Can anyone in Kaduna confirm if this facility was ever out into use for a day please?

rakabuba001:
Nope, its an uncompleted project by Namadi Government and his boy Ramalan Yero didnt bother to complete it.
Thank you for the swift response.
We shouldn't be living like this as a nation.
This is simply waste of funds.
Ray333:
To answer your question the said hospital have not even been completed talk more of being put to use, the way you see it om the picture that's how it is, but Daily trust forgot to mention that the Deputy governor and supervising commissioner of health Dr Hadiza Balarabe was at the site some months back and promised that they will complete and commission the hospital in 9 months time amd to make good on the promise 3 bn have been budgeted for the hospital in the 2020 budget submitted days back to the state assembly so its left to be seen if work will be completed, i personally have been promised a job when they recruit their staff so i more than anyone pray for its completion
Thanks a lot for this detailed information Mr Ray.
We understand better now.
We hope something is done as promised ASAP!

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:02am On Oct 23, 2019
helinues:
Maintenance culture, we lack it in Africa generally
You've said it all!

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by Jayrockk: 8:02am On Oct 23, 2019
Nawa o cry

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by Tensor: 8:02am On Oct 23, 2019

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:02am On Oct 23, 2019
Tensor:
cool
That your image above says it all : WHITE ELEPHANT PROJECT!


A picture really speaks more than a thousand words!

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by iamapplord(m): 8:03am On Oct 23, 2019
helinues:
Maintenance culture, we lack it in Africa generally

I don't think is the whole of Africa!

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by Viking07: 8:03am On Oct 23, 2019
Millions wasting away due to massive corruption.

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by Madibah: 8:03am On Oct 23, 2019
Ogaju ondamilorun
Oleju onyimilori
Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by NOC1(m): 8:03am On Oct 23, 2019
helinues:
Maintenance culture, we lack it in Africa generally

They need to finish before maintenance come into play.
Structural work is not a problem, the problem lies in furnishing. The state Government should find a means and put the hospital into use either leasing it out or going into contract with private sector.

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by JerryLegend(m): 8:04am On Oct 23, 2019
Imagine! Just see millions of dolly rotting away. Well i won’t say Nigeria is doom though

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by Omorefe1975(m): 8:05am On Oct 23, 2019
As a country we lack maintenance culture..take a look at national stadium ikeja part of it has been turned into mechanic workshop,church and restaurants.Also Abuja stadium has been overtaken by weeds...just too sad!

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by Luckysbab: 8:05am On Oct 23, 2019
So what happened to the loan money exactly?

Have they been forgiven of the debt or what's the repayment plan, since the project has been abandoned?
Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by GrandMufti: 8:07am On Oct 23, 2019
El-midget should come and enrol admit one of his family members here
Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by slimfit1(m): 8:07am On Oct 23, 2019
See even religious institutions are not free of corruption in Nigeria. We like to deceive ourselves in this country. Only God knows who go go heaven in this country. I don't think you will find any Nigerian in heaven.

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by bishopmart(m): 8:08am On Oct 23, 2019
How many years does it take them to build their own house? The answer is months, they don't care

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by ednut1(m): 8:09am On Oct 23, 2019
Is the black man cursed

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by ursullalinda(f): 8:09am On Oct 23, 2019
Why cant a new government finish up what the old one started... Why must we abandon projects.....then make the whole money put in their seem like waste

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by nauto5: 8:11am On Oct 23, 2019
Green Grass

Good for ruga.
Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by Nobody: 8:12am On Oct 23, 2019
helinues:
Maintenance culture, we lack it in Africa generally

I disagree with you! Restrict your claim to Nigeria alone.

Did you see the footage of an international airport in Togo? Did you read an article from a Ghanaian on the giant strides Rwanda is making? Did you read that an airport in Ghana is the best in Africa?

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by looseweight: 8:12am On Oct 23, 2019
Lolzz
Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by Temptee101(m): 8:13am On Oct 23, 2019
sad

What did you expect when you have a nonentity like El furai at the helm of affairs

A midget like no other

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Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by helinues: 8:15am On Oct 23, 2019
jidemoh:


I disagree with you! Restrict your claim to Nigeria alone.

Did you see the footage of an international airport in Togo? Did you read an article from a Ghanaian on the giant strides Rwanda is making? Did you read that an airport in Ghana is the best in Africa?

Have you been to those listed countries before? Cos at least I have been to 2 out of the listed.. So I know what I am saying
Re: Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds by Skye231(m): 8:15am On Oct 23, 2019
Nigeria lack maintenance culture

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