Why FCTA Sealed National Hospital

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national hospitalSequel to the Court Order by the FCT Chief Magistrate over unpaid
debts for services rendered, the Abuja Environmental Protection Board,
Tuesday sealed off the National Hospital, Abuja.

Chairman, Ministerial Task Team on the recovery of N9 billion owed the
AEPB, Baba Shehu Lawan, made this disclosure after executing the Court
Order on Tuesday.

The Chairman said that the Court had earlier issued three different
summons to the Chief Medical Director of the National Hospital to
appear before it, which he failed to honour.

According to him, the Chief Magistrate Court II presided over by Mrs.
Chinyere E. Nwecheonwu on the 22nd June, 2016 ordered the sealing of
the National Hospital and subsequently, adjourned the case to 13th
July 2016 for hearing.

It may be recalled that the Head of Service of the Federation, Ms.
Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, had on the 30th June 2016, written to all
government institutions indebted to the Abuja Environmental Protection
Board (AEPB) to pay their debts or risk having a chunk of their
overhead expenditure deducted from the first line charge.

Meanwhile, the National Hospital has since been re-opened following
prompt 100 percent payment of the debts owed AEPB.

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