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FUL Week Review: Prof. Akinwumi Receives Nigerian Medical Association, Calls for More Synergy between FTH & FULCOHS


In the week under review, the Vice-Chancellor, Federal University Lokoja (FUL), Professor Olayemi Akinwumi also received the Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Kogi State Chapter, Dr. Baoku Olusola along with other members of his Executive.

Speaking at the meeting, the NMA Chairman expressed great delight over the visible development that is gradually transforming FUL into a world-class citadel of learning under the current administration. He commended the efforts of the Vice-Chancellor and his management team for charting a new course for the University within the past two years in office, adding that the medical body was proud to identify with him.

Dr. Olusola, who thanked the University Management for employing some of his members, lauded the special attention the Vice-Chancellor is giving the health services in the University, especially the extension of the Medical Center at the Permanent Site which has been completed and handed over to the University Health Services (UHS) recently, the introduction of MB;BS programme, upgrade and conversion of the former Federal Medical Center, Lokoja to Federal Teaching Hospital (FTH), among others.

While reacting, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi maintained that most of the remarkable development that FUL is witnessing under his leadership was a result of his constant going out to solicit support from everywhere including government and private individuals. He equally attributed his successes to the support of his management team.

"All the progress and development that the University is witnessing is because we are always going out. If you sit in your comfort zone, you will not get anything. Also, we have a positive-minded Management team who are passionate about the progress of the University, and we are working as a family."

Professor Akinwumi called for more synergy and cooperation between the FTH and the College of Health Sciences (FULCOHS) so that the medical programme could pass accreditation at the appropriate time for the overall benefit of the students, the University, and Kogi State at large, saying so much efforts and resources have gone into it. 

The Vice-Chancellor specially recognized the support and efforts of the Chief Medical Director of the Teaching Hospital, Dr. Olatunde Alabi who has been working in tandem with the University Management for the success of the programme since its commencement.

During the meeting also, the group highlighted some of the issues affecting the welfare of their members in the University which the Vice-Chancellor said would be looked into without delay. The Director of the UHS, Dr. Chinenye Otorkpa, thereafter, presented a portrait to the VC on behalf of the Association, while the Registrar, Dr. (Mrs.) Rebecca A. Okojie presented the University's souvenirs to the NMA Chairman. Click here to see more pictures