The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Mr. Olusade Adesola has admonished international organisations carrying out construction activities in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), to adhere strictly to all approved development control guidelines that has been put in place in the Territory.
Adesola gave the charge during a one-day workshop to finalise the host country agreement for the African Medical Centre of Excellence at Sheraton Hotels, Abuja.
He explained that the charge is necessary considering the fact that there could be tendency for some international organizations embarking on construction work to contravene certain development guidelines.
According to him, the proposed establishment of African Medical Centre of Excellence in the Lokogoma district of Abuja, which is being developed by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with Kings College Hospital, UK, will provide 3,000,000 jobs during construction and operational stages.
He further explained that upon completion, the world-class medical facility will ensure access to healthcare services for 50,000,000 people annually.
Noting that the health intervention will complement Government’s giant strides in the healthcare sector, the Permanent Secretary, reiterated the commitment of the FCT Administration to provide the enabling environment for genuine investors to take advantage of.
He therefore called on other private sectors to emulate Afreximbank by engaging the Administration in bringing up initiatives, aimed at enhancing quality standard of living of FCT residents.
On his part, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health Malam Mashi Abdulaziz pledged the continuous support of the Federal Government of Nigeria for the completion of the project.
Abdulaziz opined that the workshop will provide participants better understanding of both the short term and long benefits of the project.
Earlier, in his welcome address the Regional Chief Operating Officer of Afreximbank, Mr. Abdoulaye Kone explained that the proposed medical Centre will serve both Nigeria and the West African sub-region.