…As It Urges South-East Governors To Emulate His Milestone
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has applauded Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for the creation of State University of Medical and Applied Sciences, SUMAS, Igbo-Eno to train medical professionals in the state.
Its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, in a statement, urged other governors in the South-East like, Hope Uzodimma of Imo State to follow suit to make more youths efficient and professionally trained in the South-East.
The governor founded the medical varsity to solve the challenges that numerous applicants in Enugu State face gaining admission into tertiary institutions especially for professional and competitive courses such as Medicine, Pharmacy, Allied Health Sciences, Engineering, Law, etc.
The varsity has accommodated thousands of youths, who have been left stranded without admission in the country, and would address acute shortage of health personnel in the state and across the country, as well as the consequential effects of brain drain plaguing the country.
HURIWA’s Onwubiko said, “We salute the innovation of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in the creation of the specialised medical university to train Enugu youths and certain that this will skyrocket healthcare development in the state.
“We also call on other South East governors such as Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State who has ruined his state by militarising the state and the attendant unlawful executions of Igbo youths by soldiers and police.
“Uzodimma should borrow a leaf from Ugwuanyi who has built one of the most well equipped, well staffed and adequately funded medical colleges to bridge the gap in opportunities for training of aspiring medical practitioners in the East and Nigeria as a whole. The institution will sure become a reference point in medical professional training and education,” HURIWA added.