By Stanley Onyekwere
The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has expressed appreciation to Qatar Charity for the ongoing construction of a housing estate for widows and orphans in Wassa District, Abuja donated by the organization.
He also urged Qatar Charity to set up a hospital in Abuja to cater for the well-being of the increasing population in the Territory.
Bello made this point when senior officials of the Doha based Qatari charity organization paid him a courtesy visit in his office, recently.
While pledging that the FCT Administration would continue to work closely with Qatar Charity, the Minister reaffirmed the FCTA’s commitment to support the mutual economic relations between both countries.
“We are very happy with your projects in Nigeria, particularly in Abuja. We are very happy with the project for the estate that you are building for the widows and the orphans in Wassa.
“Come and set up a hospital in Abuja because Abuja is growing and now has almost over six million people and also we need more investment in healthcare. We already have investments from Nigerian companies, from companies in Europe and also a few other places.
“We can arrange to go into partnership to establish a hospital by Qatar Charity in a good location so that it can provide medical services for the people”, he stressed.
Earlier, leader of the Qatari delegation and Vice Executive Chairman, Qatar Charity, Mr. Ahmad Yusuf thanked the Minister for the opportunity to meet with him and pledged his organization’s continuous cooperation with the FCT Administration.
According to him, Qatar Charity established a branch in Nigeria since 2019 and now has many projects in the country. We have some huge projects and we will do it Insha Allah in the future and we need your support”.