5 Months Before Leaving Office, FG Moves to Build N500 Million for Medical Centre in Buhari's Hometown

5 Months Before Leaving Office, FG Moves to Build N500 Million for Medical Centre in Buhari's Hometown

  • Katsina state will be getting a new Federal Medical Centre in addition to the already existing facility in the state
  • The new Federal Medical Centre is expected to be established in Daura, the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari
  • The Federal government is said to have already budgeted N500 million from the N20.5 trillion 2023 budget proposal for the construction of the new healthcare facility

The Federal Government is set to construct a new Federal Medical Centre in Daura the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina state.

Premium Times reports that the Federal Government budgeted N500 million for the construction of the medical centre which is contained in the N20.5 trillion 2023 budget proposal presented to the National Assembly in October.

Muhammadu Buhari, Katsina State, Aminu Masari, Federal Medical Centre, Daura
The Federal Government has approved the establishment of a Federal Medical Centre in Daura, Katsina state. Photo: Muhammadu Buhari
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It is expected that once completed, the new facility will rank Katsina as the only state in the country with two FMC with the already existing FMC Katsina.

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The Federal Medical Centre when constructed will be 83.6 kilometres away, which is about an hour between Daura and Katsina by road.

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With 22 Federal Medical Centres across the country, there will now be two facilities in Katsina while 15 other states are yet to enjoy such benefits.

Keeping mute on the move to establish an FMC in Daura, the Nigerian government, however, described this as a policy decision.

It was also gathered that the Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari's administration has already declared support for the establishment of the new FMC in Daura.

Masari is said to have approved an existing general hospital in President Buhari's hometown to be upgraded to an FMC while announcing a donation of 50 hectares of land for the facility.

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Speaking during the budget defence, the minister said the N206 billion was listed in the budget for the purchase of military equipment.

Sadiya Farouq, however, said that she is ignorant of how the item got into the budget line of the ministry.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the conviction of Abdulrasheed Bawa, the chairman of the EFCC for contempt was set aside by the high court of the Federal Capital Territory.

It was reported that during a proceeding on Thursday, November 10, the presiding judge, Justice Chizoba Oji read out the court's decision to void the initial ruling.

According to the commission, Bawa was not in contempt of court since he had adhered to the order that the respondent’s Range Rover be released and by many internal memoranda, the applicant had initiated the EFCC's internal mechanism to ensure the payment of the sum of N40,000,000 to the respondent.

Source: Legit.ng

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