Rivers Gov’t Will Continue To Support Private Varsities

Governor Nyesom Wike has reiterated that Rivers government would continue to support private initiatives to create access to university education in the state.
He stated this yesterday during the inaugural Founder’s Day of Pamo University of Medical Sciences at Elelenwo, Port Harcourt.
Wike said: “The university requires the support of every person. I have challenged every Rivers man and woman who has the capacity to establish a university to do so. Rivers State Government will support such a person.

“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

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