AFREXIMBank To Establish 500 Bed World Class Medical Center In Abuja



Presents C Of O To Bank

The Federal Capital Territory Administration’s efforts at encouraging direct foreign in the Territory received a boost the planned establishment of a world class 500 bed medical center in the city.

The medical center, to be established by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is to be situated on a 5.1 hectre plot of land within the proposed Abuja Medical City Development Project in the Lokogoma District of Abuja.

Presenting the Certificate of Occupancy of the Land to Mr Abdoulaye Kone, the Reginal Chief Operating Officer of the Bank, the Honourable of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, expressed the appreciation of the FCTA to the Bank for the choice of Abuja for the establishment of the Medical center.

The , who took a tour of the site senior management staff of the FCTA said “We feel highly honoured that the African Export-Import Bank has decided to 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”.

 Malam Bello also pledged the commitment of the FCT Administration to the completion of the project. He said “I want to 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”

The Minister also thanked all staff of the FCT who worked hard to ensure that all the modalities for the establishment of the proposed medical center was in and also urged the bank management to commence work on the site as soon as .

Speaking on receipt of the Certificate of Occupancy, Mr Abdoulaye Kone expressed the appreciation of the Bank’s President and Chairman of its Board to the FCT Administration and the Federal Government of Nigeria for expediting action in the issuance of the necessary documents including the C of O required for the establishment of the medical center of excellence.

He said “we accept gratitude and thanks the Certificate of Occupancy and it would be presented to our President as soon as , your message that we should the work on ground. 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 clearing the and the ground breaking is also planned for the last quarter of the year”

Also speaking, the Acting Secretary of the Health and Human Services , Dr Muhammed Kawu said that the Center should minimize medical tourism by Nigerians and save much needed foreign exchange, in addition to improving the knowledge and technical capacity of Nigerian medical personnel.

The African Export-Import Bank which has its headquarters  in Cairo, Egypt, is a Pan-African multilateral finance institution.