From Emmanuel Iyoho
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has earmarked over 8000 square meters of land at the Mbora District of Abuja to Qatar Charity Organisation for the construction of a world class hospital.
This is part of the administration efforts aimed at the provision of first grade medical services to residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, disclosed this recently during a courtesy visit by a delegation of the Qatar Charity Organisation led by its CEO, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Kuwarito the FCTA.
While presenting the land documents to Sheikh Yousuf Al-Kuwari, Malam Bello said the establishment of the hospital would not only create new job opportunities for residents of the FCT but would also help in fighting medical tourism abroad.
The FCT Minister also commended the good work that Qatar Charity has been doing in the FCT while expressing hope for more collaboration between the FCT Administration and the organisation.
Among projects being sited in the FCT by the Charity included a 200 unit housing estate for Widows and Orphans in Wassadistrict as well as 10 other projects which include a school, staff quarters and orphanage at the Gaduwa District of the city.
While receiving the Right of Occupancy to the land, Sheikh Al-Kuwari expressed his organization’s appreciation to the FCT minister for the support his organization has so far received from the FCT Administration.
Sheikh Al-Kuwari particularly commended the FCT Minister for the provision of a conducive atmosphere for the Charity to work while assuring him that the land would be effectively utilized.
Present at the meeting were the chief of staff to the Minister, Malam Bashir Mai-Bornu, secretary, Health and Human Services of the FCTA, Dr. Abubakar Tafida and senior special assistant to the minister on Legal Matters, Lawal Yusuf, a lawyer.
Others included the Qatari deputy ambassador to Nigeria, Ahmad Alhur, Qatar Charity Country director, Mr. HamdiAbdou and other officials of Qatar Charity and the FCTA.