The Ogun State Government in collaboration with Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, has paid over N200million, as compensation to communities, whose lands were acquired, for the purpose of establishing a University of Medicine and Medical Sciences, along Ajebo road, in Odeda Local Government area of the State.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Lands, Mrs. Bimbo Oluyinka, while presenting cheques to beneficiaries at the Bureau of Lands and Survey, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, explained that one of the cardinal points of this administration was to provide efficient healthcare delivery to the citizenry.
She said: Without well-being, wealth is nothing; resources are nothing, which is the reason for this laudable programme. Today’s gesture from the government is beyond financial compensation, it is a compensation that would be forever which your children will benefit from and the creation of the University would provide employment.’’
In his remark, the Chief Medical Director, FMC, Idi-Aba, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu appreciated the Muhammadu Buhari led administration and Senator Ibikunle Amosun for their support in making the compensation a reality.
‘‘The State Governor has done so much for FMC and presently connecting the hospital community to the power grid, for a 24 hour power supply. To crown it all, Governor Amosun apportioned lands worth N5.2b to the hospital, free of charge for the project. This will be the first time a Medical Centre will be establishing a full-fledge University of Medicine and Medical Sciences in the country’’, he noted.
The CMD also thanked the host communities for their understanding and cooperation, assuring that the University would consider them first, in terms of employment.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Chief Olukayode Ganiyu, the Baale of Asalu Kemta village, appreciated the Governments and the Chief Medical Director of FMC for the compensation
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