The Federal University of Health and Medical Sciences, Ila-Orangun in the Ila Local Government Area of the Osun State, will kick off academic activities in September.

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has disclosed that as part of efforts to ensure that academic activities commence at the institution in September, 2022, the state government had since approved for use, part of facilities at the College of Education in lla as the temporary site of the specialised University.

Oyetola revealed that the government had also approved land for the citing of the University’s permanent site, adding that the survey of the land would be soon completed.

He made this known when he received in his office, the technical team from the Federal Ministry of Education who are in Osun to kick-start process for the establishment of the University.

The team informed the Governor of the FG’s determination to ensure the institution takes off by September.

Responding, Oyetola said the state government was prepared to support the FG’s efforts to actualise the dream of establishing the specialised university which he said, would enhance healthcare delivery in the State and also complement his administration’s efforts to revitalise the health sector.

He, therefore, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for considering Osun worthy of having the institution.

“We shall do all within our power to ensure that the Federal Government achieves its vision for establishing the University.

“Ila Orangun, the host community is one of the most ancient towns in Yoruba land.

“Agitation for a university for the community has been on for about 45 years. Therefore, the President Buhari-led administration has recorded a great history by this singular gesture.

“Apart from the economic gains to lla in particular and the state in general, Osun, through the university is now a base for developing health specialists, which is an opportunity for our youth to become professionals in this area.

“As a Government, to demonstrate our commitment to this laudable project, we have given approval for the land and the survey process will soon be completed.

“To ensure the institution takes off this September, we have also approved for use part of the College of Education in lla as a temporary site.

“And to the best of my knowledge, no request from the institution has been turned down by us.

“As you are all aware, Osun is noted for award-winning endeavours and excellence in numerous sectors, including the health sector.

“I assure you that the Federal University of Health Sciences, lla Orangun, is in safe hands and will naturally flow into excellence for which it is founded upon”, the governor said.



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