Bello wants investors to build more hospitals in FCT
by Daily Trust
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello, has urged private investors to build more hospitals in the territory.
Alhaji Bello made the call at the inauguration of Hawthorn Suites, built by Wyndham, in Abuja on Sunday.
He said one of the areas the city was deficient in was in the provision of hospitals to cater for the needs of the residents.
Bello said Abuja was reputed as one of the fastest growing cities in Africa, but that as the city expanded, more hospital bed spaces were needed.
He urged the Chairman of the hotel, Alhaji Ibrahim Aliyu, to reflect and leverage on his international and long experience in the hospitality industry to see if he could also invest in the hospital business to foster better health care services in the city.
“You are not a doctor, but the template is for developers to put up a very high quality hospital infrastructure and then partner with internationally renowned management groups so that they can bring value, just like with the hotel business.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 108-suite facility was originally completed in 2009 and commenced operations in 2010.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts is one of the world’s largest and most diverse hotel companies, encompassing approximately 9,000 hotels and more than 600,000 rooms in 66 countries under 20 hotel brands.
The official opening, according to the management, had become necessary following a major renovation on the structure, which lasted for about two years. (NAN)
“This is a natural way of moving forward and I have no doubt that the chairman and other senior citizen in Abuja will consider the hospital investment.
Also, in his remark, the General Manager of the Hotel, Malam Faruk Aliyu, said one of the major aim of the hotel was to contribute to creating employment for the youth in the country.
“Our target is to establish this kind of hotel in Lagos and all the mega cities in Nigeria and make sure that our guests get value for their money."