The Abuja Islamic Development Foundation (AIDF) has disclosed that it plans to build a N2bn hospital to complement the effort of both private and public hospitals in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Daily Trust reports that the chairman of the group, Malam Muhammad Lawan Muhammad, made the disclosure on Saturday, March 31, in Gwagwalada, Abuja during a fund raising event for the proposed hospital.
He said the proposed hospital, which will have 150-bed space was to cater for the less privileged and the downtrodden at lower charges.
Muhammad stated that the idea of establishing the hospital was conceived by the women chapter of the Abuja Muslim community.
A member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the foundation, Hajiya Halima Sa’eed, said the hospital project was one of the ways Muslims could contribute to the development of the society.
She said the hospital, if completed would serve both Muslims and non-Muslims. Meanwhile, a group, the Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’iqamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), has said former minister of defence, Lt Gen Theophilus Danjuma (rtd), should be called to order for urging Nigerians to defend them selves against attack.
The national chairman of JIBWIS Ulama’u council, Sheikh Muhammadu Sani Yahaya Jingir, speaking at the annual Islamic convention in Abuja on Sunday, April 1, said Danjuma spoke as if Nigeria does not have a government in power.
He urged Nigerians to be law abiding and see themselves as each other’s brother’s keepers.