Over N80b Expended In New Medical Science University – Governor Umahi

Over N80b Expended In New Medical Science University – Governor Umahi

The Governor of Ebonyi State, Governor David Umahi has disclosed that over N80 billion have been expended in the establishment of the  new medical science university, King David University of Medical Sciences located in Uburu, Ebonyi State which was named after him.

Umahi who was speaking during a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education  Trust Fund, TETFund, Arc Sonny Echono on Wednesday, also solicited for a take-off fund for the university.

“We are soliciting for take off fund. That university; we have sunk over N80b in that university. If it is done by any other agency, I am sure that N150b cannot do it. I am not boasting about that,” he said.

He also stated that his reason for the visit was to congratulate the executive secretary for the new job which was based on his exemplary job to the country, adding that his appointment as the  TETFund boss will bring huge transformation to the Fund.

“I am here to congratulate my brother for there promotion based on the job he has done for the country and to thank him for the exemplary public service.

“I am also here to thank him for the work he is doing in the new seven universities, which one is in my state. The President graciously named the university after me.  I am here to say thank you to him. We also have interventions for the university. Before, I could ask the executive secretary had written a letter requesting that the university come up with proposal. That is how it ought to be. Before now, you have to beg and wait and the project of one year, will take up to two years. I shouldn’t be so.  I am very with what they are doing for us and what they will still do for us,” he said.

Responding, the executive secretary commended the governor for the many transformation he has brought to the state adding the governor has become a standard bearer for measuring public service.

He added that the president was impressed with the structure put in place by the governor in the new Medical Sciences university; with the provision of world class infrastructure which was why the president didn’t not hesitate to name the university after the governor.

“He graciously accepted the federal government to take it over and there was no hesitation in naming it after him to immortalize him to set up an example to other governors to emulate. Our country will grow and develop if people commit themselves to serving the way he has done. We remain proud of his service.

“Beside the university we are taking over, recall that the federal government has establishing a college of education in ebony as well as a federal technical college within the last few years. We are complementing what we call performance base. As you do well, we also complement you to do better. That is the paramount shift,” he said.

The TETFund Boss promised to work with the governor to ensure that the state as well as the country benefit from the new university.

“We will be collaborating with the state government as we want to quickly see that transition. We want to see our work translate into benefits to our people. We know what doctor: patient ration is. We are tired of being in the wrong end of the statistics.

“We want to produce the right manpower in this country. Reduce the resources we extend annually for medical tourism. By the time we have world calls facilities here, we will be ale to treat any ailment and also become a hub for foreigners to come here the same way India has achieved. We are pose to do that in the next few years,” he said.


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