N1.3bn approved for Aso villa clinic too small- Perm Sec

Aso villa

Tijani Umar who is the current Permanent Secretary of the State House has stated that the N1.3bn that was approved for Aso villa clinic is not sufficient.

He said in an interview with some journalists on Thursday after he defended the 2012 budget estimate before the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Intergovernmental Affairs State.

H-Forbes gathered that,Tijani, who has promised to fix mandatory orchestration in place to encounter the medical needs of the President and other top officials once the budget was approved.

He said, “The N1.3bn is absolutely inadequate when you juxtapose the amount proposed, the labour, and the status of the principals that the project is going to serve.”


When differentiated with worldwide quality, you’ll find out that it is not anything close to what we need.

It (the clinic), is considered a legacy project for us because we want to leave something down.”

“We have realigned some many things and one of the fundamental challenges we have dealt with is the sustainable supply of drugs and consumables.”

Earlier, the Senate inform officials of the State House to demoralize the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), from foreign trips for medical treatment by guaranting that the State House clinic becomes effective.


The State House official had confer a budget of N19.7bn for 2021, out of which N1.3bn was submitted for the State House Clinic.


Senator Danjuma La’ah, the Chairman of the Senate panel said the committee would approve the budget for the State House Clinic but the President and other top officials should no longer be flown abroad for medical treatment.

He said, “Our President is not a man to be taken out anytime or whenever anything happens to him on sickness matter.”