Ogun: FUNAAB VC, NMA, NLC Chairmen Hail Senate Approval Of University Of Medicine and Medical Sciences - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Friday, June 25, 2021

Ogun: FUNAAB VC, NMA, NLC Chairmen Hail Senate Approval Of University Of Medicine and Medical Sciences

ABEOKUTA - The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Prof. Felix Kolawole Salako,  Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ogun State Chapter have commended the Senate for the passage of a bill seeking the establishment of Federal University of Medicine and Medical Sciences in Abeokuta.

Reacting, Chairman of NMA, Ogun State branch Dr. Oladayo Ogunlaja described the Senate's action as historic and a welcome development.

"I salute the Senate for this historic approval. Definitely, when established, the University will provide opportunity for several of Nigerian youths intending to study Medicine and allied courses.

"Besides, the university will stimulate training, research and provide employment for many Nigerians".

Dr. Ogunlaja praised the visioner of the project, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu whom he described as a goal getter.

"Prof Musa-Olomu is by all standards a goal getter. His achievements at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta are remarkable and outstanding."

The NLC Chairman, Ogun State chapter, Comrade Emmanuel Bankole urged President Muhammadu Buhari to expeditiously assent the bill without further delay.

Comrade Bankole expressed optimism that the proposed university will impact on the ailing health sector while also checking the medical tourism.

Bankole remarked that the dream for the establishment of the university could only happen through a man of vision like Prof. Musa-Olomu.

"It is heart- warming to see this thing happening in our lifetime because this is what our forefathers centuries past had longed for.

"It is therefore commendable seeing somebody like Prof Musa-Olomu, who propelled energy towards this noble cause.

"Egba indigenes and indeed the entire Nigerians will eternally be grateful to Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu for this courageous initiative"

On his part, the Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Prof. Felix Salako reacted simply with a Congratulations message.

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