Govt expedites work on Abuja-Kaduna Railway, ready to pay N360m compensation



The Federal Government has said that monetary compensation of over N360 million to the Daughters of Charity Catholic Church Hospital, Kubwa is ready for disbursement to its management.

The Daughters of Charity Hospital located in Kubwa, a suburb of Abuja is among the property located on the Abuja-Kaduna railway right of way. Hospital wards and convents for sisters managing the facility were marked for demolition more than two years ago by CCECC, the Chinese Company handling the project.

Briefing journalists in Abuja over plans to expedite work on the 187 kilometers railway project from Abuja to Kaduna, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, noted that the Federal Government is determined to fast track work on the project but allowed the hospital ample time within which to relocate to enable the CCECC complete the realigning of the Abuja-Kaduna rail track.

Amaechi explained that government is passionate about the plight of the patients and staff of the hospital, which is why the Federal Government has rallied the amount to compensate the missionary hospital working for the good of Nigerians.

He noted that the Certificate Of Occupancy for the hospital’s new site has been delivered to the management of Daughters of Charity Catholic Hospital in demonstration of utmost good faith.

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