N7bn Project At Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano To Be Ready Next Year – Halima Dangote

Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano

Chief Executive of the Dangote Foundation, Ms Halima Dangote has said that the ongoing construction of a multi-billion naira state-of-the-art Operating Theatre and Diagnostic Centre at the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano will be completed next year.

Ms Dangote, who disclosed this when her team visited the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, weekend, said the Operating Theatre and Diagnostic Centre will cost the Foundation N7 billion.

According to her, the earlier delay was due to technical hitches which had since be resolved. She said the new contractor, Dantata and Sawoe, has returned to site. She also said that the routine immunization programme of the Foundation has been extended to Bauchi, Yobe, Maiduguri and Katsina.

Speaking further, Ms. Dangote said the foundation’s Business School Project at the Bayero University Kano has gulped N524 million, even as it injected N500 million into Kano School of Technology.

She also revealed that the Foundation was determined to build a 500MW electricity station in Kano. These “game changing projects” would be completed in the next two years.

Governor Ganduje, in his response, said the President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has done a lot for the people of Kano who will remain grateful forever. He singled out the contribution of the Foundation to the fight against polio disease, adding that it was indeed a massive intervention. He said with the help of the Dangote Foundation, the state will soon be given its polio free certificate.

He further described Dangote’s intervention at the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital as massive, saying the hospital is one of the oldest in West Africa.


  1. Even though what dangote foundation is doing is laudable. What kano needs is a new hospital considering the population. Also it will be easier to set new ground rules at the new setting instead of the old setting