Governor of Kogi state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has promised that his administration will mop out every available fund to ensure smooth take-off of the College of Medicine at the Confluence University of Technology (CUSTECH), Osara.
Bello made this known on Monday while receiving a report on the take-off of the College of Medicine.
He stated the over two billion Naira required for the college’s take-off, based on the committee report, will be sourced out and committed to the cause.
The Governor gave assurance that the other state-owned health and education institutions will get the deserving attention it required to position them among the best in the country.
The chairman of the Standing Advisory Committee for CUSTECH, Prof. Mohammad Salihu Audu expressed gratitude to the state government for the opportunity to serve, stating that the proposed commencement date for the College of Medicine would be the 2021/2022 Academic calendar.
He submitted that the estimated sum of about 2 billion naira would be needed for the establishment of the College of Medicine to meet academic requirements and standard functioning.
Prof Audu noted that though there are existing infrastructures and others under construction, the estimated fund will help to further put other needed structures in place to ease take off.