3yrs: King David Medical University can improve Ebonyi IGR by N10b - Umahi

The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi on Thursday said the King David Medical University can improve the State's Internally Generated Revenue by 10 billion naira within three years of takeoff.
Umahi stated this during a visit to the Registrar and Management of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB in Abuja on Thursday.

He explained that the Institution prided as one of the best in West Africa has sufficient accommodations for students and lecturers as well as Centres of excellence in Eye treatment, kidney transplant, Surgical Section and production of dialyzers among others.

The governor expressed optimism that with the sophistication of the Institution and the equipment already procured, the Institution would end the practice of Medical tourism in Nigeria within the shortest possible time.

"Of course, we have Dialysis Centre, we have Oxygen Production Centre, we have so many Centres and interestingly, there is something we never had in Africa that we are going to have there and that is the production of Dialyzers which is disposable for the treatment of Dialysis and we have made up over 80% commitment in terms of equipment, so we are going to be producing these Dialyzers, no hospital, no place in West Africa is producing it.

"So this is going to assist the State very well. We believe that in the next three years, this Centre should be able to support Ebonyi State Government with their turn over on investment to not less than ten billion naira and it is also going to minimize as much as possible Medical tourism outside this country," he said.
Umahi, however, appealed to JAMB to approve the Institution for placement of prospective Medical undergraduates in the forthcoming admission year having met the preliminary requirements for taking off.

Responding, JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Olarewaju Oloyede assured the Governor of support to ensure the successful take-off of the Institution in record time.

"I want to assure you that the Board, JAMB would do its best in assisting you in the takeoff of  that Institution". 

The Governor was accompanied on the visit by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Chigozie Jesse Uneke, Commissioner for Health Dr. Daniel Umezurike, Commissioner for investment, Barr. Joseph Ekumankama, Former Vice-Chancellor of AE-FUNAI, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba among others.

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