By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Abeokuta has commended Ogun State Government for the approval of 170 hectares of land free of charge with C of O to the University Teaching Hospital.
Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu, Medical Director of FMC, stated this during a press briefing held at FMC, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, marking his 100 days in office.
He explained that Senator Ibikunle Amosun gave the institution 170 hectares of land free of change, along Ajebo Road in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, saying the land would be used for the development of the University of Medicine and School of Preliminary Studies in fulfillment of part of the requirements for the upgrading of the center into a University Teaching Hospital.
Musa-Olomu said the cost of the land with the Certificate of Occupancy was put at N2.6billion.
He said the hospital community is grateful to the state government for this rare gesture, adding that when the history of the center is written, Senator Amosun would have his name in gold.
He also said presently the center has finalized arrangements with some international private business partners for the development of the site in preparation for the transformation of the centre into a teaching hospital.
Prof. Musa-Olomu resumed at FMC Abeokuta on Monday 10th of July, 2017 and Wednesday was his 152 days in office.
Dr Musa-Olomu unfolded his 9-point vision for the center.
They include transparent and efficient leadership by example, increased and judicious use of modern technology to improve IGR through collaboration with companies, checks and balances – auditing, blocking leackages and loopholes, training and re-training, with collaborative research as well as rural health integration system, bringing services to the doorsteps of everyone.
Dr K. I. Oyingbo congratulated Prof. Musa Olomu for the transformation and development going on at FMC Abeokuta, since he assumed office as CMD.