Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has appealed to the federal government to take over the management of the University of Medical Sciences and the university’s teaching hospital in the state for proper control and monitoring.
Umahi made this appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari during his 2-day official visit to the state.
The Governor who led Muhammadu Buhari to the State University of Medical Sciences said the federal government should take over the university’s teaching hospital because it was beyond the scope of any state to manage.
He said, “I had earlier pleaded with the president to approve the takeover and he said we should go and celebrate and we have been celebrating since then.
The Governor said the hospital would solve the challenges of medical tourism confronting the country because it has the best facilities that can be found anywhere in the world.
Responding, President Muhammadu Buhari while commissioning the projects commended the governor for ensuring the projects were of high quality.
“Buhari noted that he was impressed with the governor’s performance, noting that the project looks like one that would last” he added.