HP Kapital LTD, a United Kingdom-based firm, and FHT Ventures Plc have a unveiled development-driven intervention to curb medical tourism and youth unemployment in Nigeria.
Briefing newsmen yesterday in Abuja, Group Chairman of HP Kapital, Mr Nandishwar Kaushal, said $500 million (N3 billion) had been sourced from the World Bank and other global development institutions as take-off fund.
He said the plan was to rebuild Nigeria by making necessary interventions in critical areas of youth unemployment and medical tourism abroad by Nigerians.
“Nigeria, for several years now, has not been fully supported the way it deserves, particularly in the area of youth empowerment or engagement and World class medical centres where any form of health challenge can be diagonistically and clinically attended to.
“In addressing the challenges in the two areas mentioned, hectares of land have been secured in Abuja, Lagos, Bauchi, Enugu and Niger States for establishment of world class hospitals and tertiary institutions with technology and skills-driven curriculum.
“The hospitals, will be anchored on self-sustainability in terms of electricity supply and operationally holistic in terms of medical and health care service delivery with inclusion of natural herbal medicine.
“For the teeming unemployed youth in the country, empowerment programmes in the areas of agriculture, information and communication technology (ICT) etc will be carried out.
“The intervention plan will also help government at various levels to practically address the 20 million housing deficit in the country with building of affordable houses for the needy,” he said.
The Chairman of FHT Ventures, Prince Olubunmi Faboro, said required collaborations with relevant government agencies had been made.