Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has reiterated his support towards ensuring the smooth take-off of the newly established Federal University of Health Sciences, situated in Ila-Orangun.
Governor Oyetola gave this assurance to the principal officers of the Federal University led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Akeem Lasisi, during a courtesy call paid on him in his office at the Government Secretariat, Abere.
Oyetola congratulated the Vice Chancellor and other members of the management team on their appointment, which he described as well deserved.
He expressed confidence in the capacity of the team to run the University and assured them of the State government’s support towards the smooth take-off of the institution.
The governor thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for considering Osun desirable of having the Federal University which the State had been clamouring for. He also congratulated the people of Ila Orangun for the citing of the University in their domain.
He was particularly grateful that the establishment of the University came when the State government was considering upgrading the Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun to a degree awarding institution.
Speaking further, Governor Oyetola who explained that health was a major flagship of his administration, noted that the establishment of the University of Health Sciences would complement his government’s effort in the provision of quality healthcare to the people of Osun.
The team was led by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, former Chief Medical Director of the then Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital now Uniosun Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Prof Akeem Olawale Lasisi.
Other members of the team are Librarian, Bukky Olufemi Asubiojo; Registrar, Mr Kassim Kayode Babamale, and Bursar, Mr Adelani Adedayo Oyewale.
Prof. Lasisi said the management team deemed it appropriate to visit the Governor and appreciate him for his efforts towards the establishment of another federal university in the State.
The Vice-Chancellor also thanked Oyetola for the donation of five property for the immediate take-off of the University and provision of land for the development of its permanent site.
Prof. Lasisi noted that the dream of the management was to lead the University to a point that all can be proud of, stressing that the institution would impact positively on the economy of Osun state and its people. He added that the members of the management team would deploy their wealth of experience and knowledge to achieve this dream.