In a significant development for the healthcare sector in Niger State, Thinklab Development Company has been awarded the contract for the conversion of Shiroro Hotel to IBB University Teaching Hospital Minna.
The formal contract signing ceremony took place yesterday at the Niger State Government House, Minna, in the presence of Governor Umaru Mohammed Bago.
The event marks a major milestone in the project's progress, with the governor commending all the companies involved for their dedication to excellence.
The conversion of Shiroro Hotel into a state-of-the-art teaching hospital is a crucial step towards enhancing healthcare infrastructure and services in Niger State.
The project aims to expand and upgrade existing structures, construct new buildings, and provide cutting-edge medical facilities to cater to the needs of the people, according to a statement from the contracting firm.
Thinklab Development Company, led by its Managing Director, Dr. Sa'id Kori, has been entrusted with the execution of Lot 1, which involves the expansion, refurbishment, and upgrading of existing structures as well as the construction of new buildings.
With a total cost of 13 billion naira, Thinklab Development Company has a proven track record of delivering high-quality construction projects within specified timelines and budgets.
Governor Umar Bago expressed his confidence in the company's capabilities and highlighted Dr. Sa'id Kori's commitment to ensuring exceptional quality and swift site activity upon site handover.
In addition to Thinklab Development Company, Fulus Group was awarded the contract for Lot 2, which focuses on infrastructure and external works to enhance the functionality and connections of the hospital. The total cost for Lot 2 is estimated at 1.75 billion naira.
Thinklab Energy, on the other hand, secured the contract for Lot 3, which involves the supply of essential equipment, installation, and commissioning. Lot 3 is valued at N3.87 billion.
Governor Umaru Bago commended all the companies involved for their expertise and dedication to excellence.
He emphasised that their contributions would significantly improve healthcare services in Niger State and expressed his gratitude for their commitment to the project.
The governor also praised Dr. Sa'id Kori and Thinklab Development Company for their assurance of delivering top-notch quality and swift site activities upon site handover.
The conversion of Shiroro Hotel to IBB University Teaching Hospital Minna holds tremendous promise for the people of Niger State.
Once completed, the hospital will provide advanced medical facilities, specialised services, and training opportunities for medical professionals.
It will play a vital role in improving healthcare accessibility and quality, creating employment opportunities, and driving economic growth in the state.
The formal contract signing ceremony signifies a major milestone in the realisation of this ambitious project, with Thinklab Development Company at the helm.
Under the leadership of Dr. Sa'id Kori, the company's commitment to excellence, assurance for quality, and swift site activity upon site handover set the stage for the successful conversion of Shiroro Hotel into a world-class teaching hospital.
The palliative distribution committees in the 25 local government areas of Niger State have been warned not to share the money given to them but to buy food items for the intended beneficiaries.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Niger State governor, Mal. Bologi Ibrahim, the money given to all the local government councils was to be used to procure grains and other food items and not shared.
He said the choice of food items to be procured was to be decided by the stakeholders in each of the local government areas.
The statement said the governor emphasised that any standing committee that shares cash will be sanctioned.
Governor Umaru Bago rolled out some modalities last Friday for the distribution of fuel subsidy palliatives, which will last for three days starting tomorrow, September 6, 2023.