NNPC gets land for medical facility in Nigeria’s capital

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory Administration, Mallam Muhammad Bello, has offered a parcel of land to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and its partners to build a permanent medical facility in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.

Bello, who presented the offer on Friday, commended the leadership of the corporation for rallying the oil and gas industry to support the nation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Speaking at the NNPC Towers during a courtesy call on the Group Managing Director, he said he was impressed with the quality of interventions coming from the NNPC-led Oil and Gas Industry Coalition.

He was quoted in a statement as saying that the FCT Administration had been holding discussions with the NNPC Medical Team on the possibility of developing a healthcare facility in Abuja for the benefit of all residents and other Nigerians.

The minister said, “We have already identified a location, because within the Abuja Master Plan we have a Medical City Development Project, which is in Phase 2 of the city on the southern sector.

“We have been able to allocate a suitable piece of land there for the NNPC and its partners. I have no doubt whatsoever, based on your antecedent as an astute corporate manager, that you are the right partner to execute this project.”

Bello, who presented a copy of the site offered for the proposed medical facility to the GMD, said, “We acknowledge the efforts of the NNPC as a catalyst for development in Abuja and we felt that if an institution like the NNPC is willing to set up a medical facility, we should give it maximum support.”

The NNPC GMD, Mallam Mele Kyari, said that the corporation, as a responsible and proactive corporate citizen, had initiated the idea of establishing a state-of-the-art medical facility in the nation’s capital city even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said the NNPC’s aspiration was to build infrastructure that would outlive the COVID-19 pandemic and capable of bringing real-time value to Nigerians.

He appreciated the minister for graciously allocating land for the proposed health facility.

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