A former Governor of Ogun State, and Ogun East Senator-elect, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has described the approval for the establishment of the University of Medicine, Abeokuta, by President Muhammadu Buhari as a win for Ogun State in particular and Nigeria in general.
While reacting to the news of the approval, Daniel said situating the specialist university in Ogun State will further cement the state’s status as a Gateway to qualitative education.
He appreciated the unrelenting efforts of the lawmakers who worked assiduously to realise the dream; Senators Lanre Tejuosho, Obadara and Ibikunle Amosun.
Otunba Daniel described their efforts as the hallmark of representative democracy with a focus on development.
“I commend the foresight and doggedness of the sponsors and promoters of the Bill which led to the establishment of the University of Medicine in Ogun State. This is about quality representation at the National Assembly and anywhere it matters, it is a win for Nigeria and Ogun State in particular.”
“I have always been an advocate of specialised training as a way to move our system of education forward and that is one of the reasons why we established the first University of Education in Nigeria, the Tai Solarin University of Education when we had the opportunity to serve as the Governor of Ogun State.”
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“I am of the firm belief that this is the way to go if we really desire to grow as a nation. There is no time better than now for the take off of the Medical University, when we are losing professionals in the medical fields to other prosperous countries. We need to produce more professionals in the field of medicine, not only to attend our local challenges in the health sector, but also to serve as a research institution for global health needs.”
The Senator-elect also hailed the courage of President Muhammadu Buhari in appending his assent to the Bill for the establishment of the institution.
Daniel assured the people of more dividends of democracy and quality representation at the 10th Senate while expecting the cooperation of all Senators-Elect from Ogun State on the proposed bill for the establishment of the Federal School of Aviation in Akaka Remo to take off from the facilities of the Federal Technical College in the vicinity of the new Agro-Cargo Airport.
OGD Media Team