Residents protest as CBN moves to convert Abuja Estate Clinic to COVID-19 treatment centre

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Over 200 residents of CBN estate in Garki 2 Abuja have positioned themselves for a possible showdown with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over alleged plan to convert the estate clinic to a COVID-19 treatment facility.

The residents lamented that it would be out of place to convert the only clinic in the estate to a treatment centre for the dreaded coronavirus pandemic.

Doing that, according to them will lead to endangering the health of the residents.

Already, the angry residents have conveyed their feelings to the Governor of the Central Bank, the Coordinator of National Centre for Disease Control, and the Managing Director, Development Control, Abuja.

One of the residents who spoke on ground of anonymity said the clinic doctor and CBN management staff had met officials of the estate association to brief them of the proposed plan but the residents were against the idea.
Leaders of the association wondered why the clinic inside an estate where more than 200 residents live should be converted into a treatment centre.

“The risk they want to expose us to is too overwhelming.

“If executed, the estate will have only one entrance instead of the regular two as expected by law. The association intend to approach the court should CBN insist on converting the estate into covid treatment centre”, the resident said.

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