General Hospital, Ikot Ekpene

The hospital caters for the health services of Akwa Ibom people, among others.

General Hospital Road, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria.

Commissioning after renovation
October 2021

The components of the hospital renovation includes:
Administration block
Emergency unit
Out-patient department
Power generating set
Solar energy machines
Male wards
Female wards
Pediatric unit

In October 2021 the hospital was commissioned by former Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, having being renovated by the Akwa Ibom State Government.

Speaking at the event, the Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel, described the commissioning as a fulfilment of his campaign promise.

Reports indicate that the Akwa Ibom state government budgeted the sum of N775 million naira between 2016 and 2021, for the renovation of the hospital.

N150 million was budgeted in 2018 as well as in 2019, N5 million in 2020 and N350 million in 2021.

However, details on actual releases of money for the project in those years could not be ascertained.

Findings show that only the first phase of the hospital renovation was completed before the commissioning.

As of May 2022, work was still ongoing on some buildings within the hospital premises.