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ODHA thumbs up UNIMED devt projects

By Josephine Oguntoyinbo

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The Ondo State House of Assembly has expressed satisfaction with the  developmental projects being carried out at the University of Medical Sciences, UNIMED, Ondo.

The House Committee on Public Account gave the expression during an inspection visit to the institution.

The Chairman of the Committee, Samuel Olatunji Ifabiyi who led other members to the institution, noted that the visit was based on the 2019 State Auditor general’s report on the institution .

In 2018, the University was given N220 million capital grant fund for projects implementation  by the State government which was observed that the university was yet to use as at the time of the audit visit for review of financial statement in November 2019.

The university however explained to the committee that there were litigations on the land leading to the delay but has now  been resolved, noting the projects are at appreciable stages of completion.

But the committee gave the institution partial clearance and insisted on visiting the school which necessitated the on-the-spot assessment of four different sites of the institution to verify before issuing full clearance .

The chairman said the committee is very happy that UNIMED has such massive infrastructural work going on, saying that the House believes in eye-saw not hearsay.

The lawmaker assured that the committee would continue to assist the institution with legislative provisions to be the best among equals in the education sector.

He called on other government agencies to take a cue from the institution and put government’s funds to proper use for the benefits of the people.

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Responding, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi, who thanked the Committee for coming described the visit as a succour to the institution.

According to him, the visit is in order as it enables the House to confirm the work done and ensures government’s fund are being used appropriately.

He said medical education is capital intensive, appealing to the government and well meaning Nigerians to continue to invest fund for further expansion.

The VC equally commended the state government’s efforts at investing in the institution.

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