The Federal Government has budgeted N500 million for the establishment of a new Federal Medical Centre in President Muhammadu Buhari’s hometown of Daura, Katsina State.
The project is contained in the N20.5 trillion 2023 budget proposal presented to the National Assembly by the President earlier in October.
When completed, the hospital will rank Katsina as the only state in Nigeria with two Federal Medical Centres. According to Premium Times, the state governor, Aminu Masari, has declared support for establishing the new federal medical centre.
The state government has approved that an existing general hospital in the president’s town should be upgraded to the new FMC, and has also announced a donation of 50 hectares of land for the project.
The state government has also directed its Ministry of Lands and Surveys to begin the process of demarcating the land and issuing a Certificate of Occupancy to the Federal Ministry of Health.