ABIA, Nigeria – Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has noted that Health and Education remain the two cardinal policies of his administration because of their importance in the socio-economic development of the state and nation.
Governor Ikpeazu made this known when he received a delegation of the Medical And Dental Council Of Nigeria led by their Registrar, Dr. T. A. B Sanusi at, Government House Umuahia, who were in the State for the accreditation of the Gregory University Uturu College Of Medicine
Governor Ikpeazu ably represented by his Deputy, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu used the occasion to stress that Abia remained one of the safest states for investors and business enterprises and commended the Gregory University Uturu for collaborating with Government in uplifting the standard of education, health and development of the State.
He reassured the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria that his administration will continue to create an enabling environment for the activities of private universities and all institutions of learning located in the state and beyond to operate.
Governor Ikpeazu stressed that the Gregory University Uturu College of Medicine if accredited by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria will go a long way in giving so many students desiring to study Medicine but could not, the opportunity to study their dream course.
He said Abia State University, Uturu remains the only University that offers Medicine as a course in the state.
The State Chief Executive reaffirmed that the government will continue to partner with Gregory University in providing all that is needed for a College of Medicine to be accredited.
He lauded the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria for ensuring that accredited Colleges of Medicine in the country measure up to standard and produce competent medical doctors, trained to save lives in accordance with the ethics of their profession.