By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
A former lawmaker, who represented Ogun Central in the 9th Senate, Senator Lanre Tejuoso, has commended the 10th Assembly for passing the Bill for the establishment of the Federal University of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Abeokuta.
A statement issued by the ex-Senator’s media aide, Segun Ajayi, said the bill, just passed by the 10th Senate was sponsored in 2018 by Senator Tejuoso, in his capacity as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health.
While thanking the state government for allocating the land for the sitting of the institution, Tejuoso also commended the Federal Medical Center (FMC) for promptly paying for the land immediately after the allocation, saying that his vision had come to fruition.
He said: “I had a vision for this and made a case for this bill and I am delighted that it has been brought to fruition.
“I give special thanks to the Ogun State government for allocating the land, which was fully paid for by the Federal Medical Center. I also wish to thank all the distinguished senators and members of the Senate Committee on Health, who remained relentless in supporting my vision and this bill.
“The university will afford many Nigerians the opportunity to pursue degrees in the field of medicine and allied professional disciplines.
“We thank the Almighty God for this achievement. To God alone be all the glory”, the statement reads.