From Ekaete Ikubor
The Rivers State House of Assembly has expressed satisfaction with the construction of the faculty buildings in the College of Medical Sciences at the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt.
Speaking during an oversight function/facility tour at the institution, the chairman, House Committee on Health, Samuel Ogeh, noted that his committee was impressed with the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, and Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences buildings which had been completed and ready for commissioning.
Ogeh, who was accompanied by other members of the committee, stated that the establishment of the College of Medical Sciences at the state university was in line with Governor Nyesom Wike’s commitment towards improving health education in the state.
He maintained that with the completion of the faculty buildings, the governor had fulfilled his promise to Rivers people.
He commended the authorities of the university for using the funds approved judiciously and for supervising the construction of the faculty buildings from foundation level to completion, adding that the state could now boast of a functional College of Medical Sciences.
The vice chancellor of the university, Professor NlerumOkogbule, appreciated the House Committee on Health for the visit.
He stated that the university since its establishment in 1980 had been without a College of Medical Sciences, Rivers State University until the Wike-led administration had the vision to establish it.
Okogbule expressed gratitude to Wike for his keen interest in the development of the university, stating that with the massive structures and state-of-the-art facilities, the College of Medical Sciences, River State University could be described as the best, not only in Nigeria, but also in Africa.