Aiyedatiwa Approves N1B For Construction Of New Senate Building For UNIMED

By: Precious Oluwole

Following up on his promise to give needed attention to the tertiary institutions owned owned by the Ondo State Government, Governor Lucky Orimisan Ayedatiwa, has approved the sum of N1billion for the construction of a new Senate Building at the A campus of the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo.

The Governor made the announcement on Thursday during the institution’s 5th Convocation Ceremony.

Emphasizing his administration’s commitment to the continuous growth and success of the university, Governor Ayedatiwa applauded the institution’s leadership and stakeholders for their collective efforts in advancing medical education in Ondo State.

Reflecting on the historical significance of the convocation ceremony, Governor Ayedatiwa celebrated the milestone of producing physicians within the state for the first time since its inception.

In his message to the graduating students, Governor Ayedatiwa urged them to uphold the values of excellence, compassion, and responsibility instilled in them by UNIMED, encouraging them to make meaningful contributions to healthcare and society.

Also, Governor Ayedatiwa highlighted the government’s commitment to providing essential infrastructure in state owned institutions and resources to facilitate their academic and professional pursuits.

The Pro Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the University, Prof Ayodele Arowojolu, highlighted the institution’s progress and emphasized the need for continued financial support for infrastructural development.

He said: “it is important to note that through the support of the Ondo State Government and the prudent management of the Internally Generated Revenue of the University, the Institution has developed tremendously within the last one year. Apart from the university programmes that had received full accreditation from the National Universities Commission and other regulatory bodies, the university infrastructural development has also been improved upon.”

Also, Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Adesegun Olayiwola Fatusi, provided statistics on the graduating class, showcasing UNIMED’s commitment to academic excellence.

Earlier, Governor Ayedatiwa had commissioned several projects on the UNIMED campus, including the Multidisciplinary Laboratory Complex, Learning Resource Centre: Block 2, and the Kamomi Aketi Accelerated Water Scheme. These projects, aimed at enhancing learning environments and student welfare, underscored the government’s dedication to fostering educational excellence and innovation.

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