By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
An International Investment Entrepreneur, the HP Capital London is to establish a 250-bed University Teaching Hospital and Medical School in Bauchi that could curtail Nigerians from seeking high taste medical services in the United Kingdom, India, Cairo or any other reputable medical consultancy globally but also made other Africans to look for such services in Bauchi.
The Bauchi based Health and Education HP Capital London investment which would have the proposed teaching hospital affiliated to a UK University with same London degrees curriculum, a marvelously International Convention Centre, 5-Star and some regular hotels would attract a $1 billion investment.
Governor Bala Mohammed while receiving the HP Capital team in Bauchi Thursday for the Memorandum of Understanding signing, noted that the gesture is not only an investment but also a humanitarian service, and assured of the government’s resolve to protect it, having HP dumped all consequences, especially perception about insecurity and bad practices.
Mohammed expressed delight that his administration is bringing quality and qualitative healthcare system to Nigeria that would arrest the capital plight and bring services closer to the people at levels of affordability being midwifed between the state government and HP Capital London.
“Today, I’m highly fulfilled as a leader of a state of Bauchi and a leader taking my cabinet through all the challenges of making sure we provide solution on a lasting basis on healthcare and education in Nigeria”.
“Because you have faith in us, you could have diverted the investment elsewhere, but because of the faith and confidence you have in us, as a state government and sub-national within Nigeria, we will do everything to make sure this business works”.
The Governor therefore directed all the relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies in Bauchi state to open up by giving leverages and latitudes for the business to work, to even outside the scope of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Agreement to reciprocate the good gesture exhibited by HP Capital.
He congratulated citizens, and HP Capital for having faith in Bauchi and Nigeria due to the huge capital outlay it is bringing to Bauchi in particular, amounting to $1 billion with a take-off of the sum of $240 million and limitless opportunities and employments to immense number of people.
HE also expressed delight with the leverage of the federal government for ease of doing business to which the state has achieved a lot in terms of numbers and positions in the country to become the next investment destination in Nigeria.
The Governor explained that his administration is opening up Bauchi to the global world by providing opportunities not only to the state citizens but to every Nigerian in terms of facilities and services provision closer and affordable to them.
Senator Bala Mohammed described HP Capital as household name in terms of investment in education and health, saying “I know what they have done to reduce diligence in Ghana and other places”.
The Managing Director of the HP Capital London, Mr. Vandishwar Kausal has earlier recalled that the project which was thoroughly discussed in 2020 as a result of shortfall in healthcare services globally, has its take-off bogged down by COVID-19 pandemic, and attributed its commencement next month to the support and efforts of the state governor.
Mr. Kausal also disclosed that HP Capital London would build 7,500 accommodation units, and 20 – 30, 000-Seater International Convention Centre with full facilities which would be closer to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport in Bauchi to make it take advantage of becoming the Centre of Nigeria, in addition to other regular hotels and 5-Star hotel