Reps, FG push for establishment of medical varsity in Niger



By Tordue Salem, Abuja

Members of the House of Representatives, the federal government and stakeholders in the healthcare sector Monday supported the establishment of a Federal University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Bida, Niger state.

The stakeholders took the decision at the public hearing organised by the House committee on health institutions in Abuja on the bill for an act to establish the university and four other bills.

Presenting the bill, the sponsor and vice chairman of the House committee on finance, Rep. Saidu Musa Abdullahi (APC-Niger) lamented that Niger is the only state in the North-Central without a degree-awarding institution in medicine and health sciences.

He said this was unacceptable considering the strategic importance of Niger state in the scheme of events in the country.

“Aside from being the largest state in the country with 76,363 Square Kilometres, accounting for about 10 per cent of the nation’s total landmass, Niger state is home to…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper