The vice president, Arc. Namadi Sambo was in Benue state today where he laid foundation for construction of Teaching Hospital of the University of Agriculture in Akwete, Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue.
The Vice President who was there to represent the president, said the teaching hospital was in fulfillment of his promise to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure and provide quality education to the people.
According to Sambo, the Jonathan’s administration has established 14 universities with 10 in the North while 4 were in the South, explaining that the development had provided ample opportunities for youths to obtain qualitative education.
While laying the foundation stone he acknowledged that the establishment of the teaching hospital in Otukpo was aimed at boosting health delivery to the people of the area.
Speaking at the occassion, the Senate President, David Mark said he was overwhelmed by the gesture of the President to locate the university in his domain and commended Jonathan for continuing with the Transformation Agenda.
He advised Jonathan not to join issues with his political foes, whom he said, were bent on distracting him, noting that the teaching hospital would be one of the President’s enduring legacies long after his exit from political office.
Gov. Gabriel Suswam, appealed to the people to vote for the President, whom he said, was committed to transforming the economy through job creation to uplift the standard of living.
Before the commissioning the Vice-President paid a courtesy call on the Chairman of the Benue Traditional Council, the Tor Tiv in Makurdi and proceeded to Otukpo where he also paid a courtesy call on the Ochi ‘ Idoma. See pix below
Photo Credits : Emma Uja and Emmanuel