<<< By Tahav Agerzua >>>
The Benue State Government has pledged to engage all the 40 pioneer graduates of the College of Health Sciences of the Benue State University.
Governor Samuel Ortom made the pledge at a dinner organized to celebrate the graduation of the doctors last night.
He also promised to approach the State House of Assembly with a request to provide the graduates with vehicles after their housemanship and national service program.
The event took place at the new Banquet Hall of the People’s House in Makurdi.
He stated that although the students spent 12 years instead of six, everything worked together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose.
He commended his predecessors, Rev. Fr. Moses Adasu, Dr. George Akume and Dr. Gabriel Suswam for their efforts in establishing the university, the College of Health Sciences and Teaching Hospital as well as sustaining it.
In their various testimonies, Drs Abigail Ngaji, who spoke for graduates from Benue North East Senatorial Zone, Dr. Jacob Akuma, for North West, and Abah Innocent, Benue South, all applauded Governor Ortom for responding swiftly to the accreditation which made their graduation a reality.
Mr. Amos Inienger, who spoke for parents, commended Governor Ortom for his quick action that made the graduation possible and also lauded his efforts in responding to the plight of teachers of the Benue State University Technical College who had not been paid for five years.
Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Moses Msugh Kembe described the pioneer graduates as the most patient, organized and enduring class ever produced by the institution.