Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has made move to invest in the health sector of the Nigerian economy as he kicks off the project to establish a 100-bed world-class hospital. This could be seen as a bait for his political ambition in 2019 at the same, he’s setting it straight that he’s only doing his social responsibility.
Adamawa-born Atiku is one of Nigeria’s biggest indigenous investors, with investments scattered all over the country and doing well.
The Waziri of Adamawa is noted for being a shrewd business man after he retired from the Nigeria Customs Service in April 1989.
“It was my pleasure meeting with the delegation of the management of Saudi-German Hospital led by Dr. Rajeev Kaushal over joint partnership with our company, Africa Health Services for the establishment of a 100-bed hospital in Abuja,” the 71-year old politician wrote on his Twitter page.
Atiku made the announcement a day after he donated N10million for the treatment of bomb blast victims in his home state of Adamawa.
The former vice president is famed for his generosity, reason why he is political loyalists have remained with him through thick and thin.
He is expected to contest for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential primary ticket ahead of the 2019 elections.
Meanwhile, there are indications that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is clearing the coast for President Muhammadu Buhari to emerge as its sole candidate ahead of its primary election later this year.
Buhari, who informed the APC National Executive Council recently about his interest to seek reelection in the coming presidential election has been endorsed by the 24 governors of the party.
The governors are said to have firm grip and control of the delegates that would vote during the presidential primary. This is an advantage ahead of the exercise for the incumbent against other contestants.