Senate announces bill to establish medical sciences varsity in Iyin-Ekiti

Senate announces bill to establish medical sciences varsity in Iyin-Ekiti

The Senate on Wednesday, September 15, passed a bill for the establishment of the Federal University of Health and Medical Sciences, Iyin-Ekiti, in Ekiti.

The passage followed the presentation of the report of the Senate Committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary) presented by the Chairman, Sen. Ibrahim Oloriegbe during the plenary.

The bill was sponsored by Sen. Michael Bamidele (APC-Ekiti), Chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, and Legal Matters.

Presenting the report on Wednesday, Oloriegbe who said that the  Senate bill was read for the second time on March 16, said it sought to advance learning and higher education in the field of medicine and environmental sciences.

He further said that the establishment of the university would provide basic scientific training; as a foundation for the development of medicine and allied disciplines.

He said, “The bill is to provide a highly specialised institution that is not only productive; but needed for medical advancement of the country.

“The University will be delivering education; and training to current and future employees of the medical profession.

“The goal of the university is to inspire and motivate students and medical personnel about the value of becoming health professionals; so as to lead the change for realising a more sustainable health sector that serves a more sustainable world.”

Meanwhile, the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, has stated that the outcome of investigations on the alleged fraud case; involving the former Head, Police Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, will be presented to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Minister also noted that the final decision will be taken by the Police Service Commission.

He added that the fate of the former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes CommissionIbrahim Magu, would be determined by the President.

The minister spoke on Tuesday, September 14; as a guest on Channels Television’s programme, ‘Politics Today.’

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Dingyadi said that the Presidency had yet to submit the report of the Justice Salami Panel to his ministry and the police authorities.

He said, “The matter has been investigated; and the man (Magu) is still in the service; he is still at the force headquarters.

“What I know is that the report of the committee has been submitted to Mr President; and as far I know, no communication has yet been submitted to the ministry; or to the police force on this matter.

“So, we are waiting for the final outcome; and the public would be informed as and when the need arises.”

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