“This is the first private university in Rivers State. If government does not support it, who will? I owe no apologies to those who criticise our support for this private university.”
The governor lauded the institution established by former Governor Peter Odili for creating opportunities for Rivers children and other Nigerians to have access to medical education.
“We have given our children scholarships for every academic session. Not less than 100 of them. They are Rivers children. Giving support means that you want the good of the people of Rivers State. If this university were not established, those of them who are lucky to study medicine and other related courses would have found it difficult. It is good that this university has been able to create access for our children to study medicine. For us as a government, we will not look back. We will continue to support this university,” he added.
Wike, who has a building named after him, announced that the state government would support the construction of two hostels in the institution.
In his remarks, erstwhile Head of State and the institution’s Chancellor, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), observed that the university, first of such for medical education exclusively in the country, was already growing rapidly.
He commended Wike for his contributions to the growth of the institution.
Written by Egbe Buduzhi
For EKPEYE TV © 2020