Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has given go ahead to the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) to establish a world class 500 bed medical center in the city.
The minister, today, May 30, formally handed over the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) of the Land to the Regional Chief Operating Officer of the Bank, Abdoulaye Kone. The first class medical cntre is billed to be constructed on a 5.1 hectre plot of land within the proposed Abuja Medical City Development Project in the Lokogoma District of Abuja.
The minister, who took a tour of the site with senior management staff of the FCTA said: “we feel highly honoured that the African Export-Import Bank has decided to establish this very important medical facility in Abuja, the centre of Nigeria’s unity. We also feel very humbled that God has chosen all of us here to be a part of the initial phase of this project.
“I want to assure the African Exim Bank that all the organs of the Federal Capital Territory Administration will give you its fullest support to make sure that this project sees the commencement, construction, completion and final commissioning by the grace of God Almighty.”
Muhammad Bello advised the bank’s management to commence work on the site as soon as possible, even as Abdoulaye Kone said: “we have already mobilized the workers and they are on standby. They would be here, by the grace of God, on Monday (1st June) to start clearing the place and the ground breaking is also planned for the last quarter of the year.”
The African Export-Import Bank which has its headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, is a Pan-African multilateral trade finance institution.