Tuesday 12 July 2016

Why FCTA sealed National Hospital – AEPB - DP

Sequel to the order by an FCT Chief Magistrate Court over unpaid debts for services rendered, the Abuja Environmental Protection Board, AEPB, on 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 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.

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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