The construction of the Sokoto State University Hospital and the Government Girls’ Secondary School of Science in Kasarawa, a suburb of Sokoto, has rejuvenated business activities in the area.
The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that Governor Aminu Tambuwal awarded the N9.2 billion contracts to an indigenous company in July, with a 30-month completion period.
Hundreds of workers were seen at the site on Monday during an inspection tour by members of the state council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, led by President Malam Isa Shuni.
Shuni expressed satisfaction with the progress made so far and said that the services at the university hospital would improve the provision of medical care in the state.
Speaking to journalists, the projects’ lead consultant Arch. Umar Yabo said that around 1,000 skilled and unskilled workers involved in the projects were sourced from within Sokoto state, while construction materials were sourced from the state as well. and from the neighboring states of Zamfara and Kebbi.
He said that six 96-bed general wards, laboratories, corridors, water system and road networks would be built on the site of the university hospital.
At Girls Science College, architect Halilu Ladan said the work was proceeding smoothly and in compliance with the best specifications and standards.
The state cabinet approved the construction of the university hospital at a cost of N6.8 billion, while the school would cost N2.4 billion.
Other contracts awarded were the construction of two hospitals in the Tambuwal local government area of the state at a cost of N1.8 billion and another in Sabon Birni at a cost of N1.7 billion.