Chairman, Ondo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (OSOPADEC), Sam Erejuwa on Tuesday 1st November received in his office Professor Adesegun Fatusin, Vice-Chancellor, University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED), Ondo.
The interactive session was to exchange views, explore opportunities for robust partnership and encourage more students from the mandate areas to pick careers in Medical and Health Sciences which the Institution offers.
Erejuwa in his remark applauded the University Don on the progress the Health Institution has recorded during his tenure. He assured the Institution of the Commission’s support where necessary.
He revealed that enhancement of qualitative education and youth empowerment are amongst the core values of OSOPADEC. Consequently, the Commission has relentlessly invested in building of schools, provision of academic needs for pupils and award of bursary to indigent students from Ilaje and Ese-Odo Local Governments studying various courses in tertiary institutions across the country. Of special concern are Medical students, students in Law Schools and Postgraduate students.
While commending the Commission for its passionate contributions to educational development in the mandate areas, Professor Fatusin revealed that the visit will strengthen the connection between the Commission and the Institution.
According to him, “OSOPADEC is an organization that is doing much particularly to support the people of the riverine/oil producing areas of the State. Our Institution also have the mission of supporting people’s education and growing their talents.
We see the connection between these two Institutions, and we are therefore looking at opportunity where we can open door for more people from the oil producing areas to come to the University to study Sciences, Nursing, Medicine and other Health related Courses”.
Prof. Fatusin stated further that amongst the areas of anticipated partnership is the provision of more infrastructure and facilities in the Institution to meet the increasing number of students.