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Afreximbank to establish 500-bed hospital in Abuja


The African Export-Import Bank has concluded plans to establish a 500-bed hospital in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The bank which has its headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, is a pan-African multilateral trade finance institution.

The proposed Abuja Medical City Development project is expected to occupy 5.1 hectares of land and will be located in the Lokogoma District.

Presenting the Certificate of Occupancy of the land to the Reginal Chief Operating Officer of the bank, Abdoulaye Kone, the Minister of the FCT, Muhammad Bello, expressed appreciation to the financial institution for choosing Abuja for the establishment of the medical centre.

The minister, who took a tour of the site with the senior management staff of the FCT Administration, 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.”

Kone expressed the appreciation of the Bank’s President and Chairman of its Board to the FCTA and the Federal Government for expediting action on the issuance of the necessary documents including the C of O required for the establishment of the medical centre of excellence.

He stated, “We accept with gratitude, the Certificate of Occupancy, and it would be presented to our President as soon as possible, with your message that we should start the work on the ground.

“We have already mobilized the workers and they are on standby. They would be here, by the grace of God, on Monday  to start clearing the place and the ground-breaking is also planned for the last quarter of the year.”

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