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Popular South-East Governor Unveils Federal University Teaching Hospital

Cursory: The Federal Medical Centre in Owerri has received presidential approval to become a Federal University Teaching Hospital. Governor Hope Uzodimma, who was overjoyed, claimed that the president’s approval demonstrates his affection for the Imo people. The health center was unveiled by the governor and the honorable Joseph Ekumankama, minister of state for health.

On Friday, May 6, the Federal University Teaching Hospital Owerri (FUTHO) was officially opened by Imo state governor Senator Hope Uzodimma and the minister of state for health, Hon. Joseph Ekumankama. Governor Uzodimma thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his love of Ndi Imo and for approving the Federal Medical Center’s elevation to a Federal University Teaching Hospital during his speech at the ceremony.

A statement sent to by the governor’s media team quoted him as saying the facility would not only cater to the healthcare and well-being of Ndi Imo but will also provide the needed employment for the people. The governor stated that Imo state has two teaching hospitals equipped with medical services for the people.

The Federal University Teaching Hospital Owerri (FUTHO), according to Hon. Ekumankama, is a top-tier teaching hospital in the nation. He added that it was now one of the six hospitals with cancer treatment equipment after the president gave his approval for the purchase of the necessary tools.

Dr. Kingsley Achigbu, interim vice chancellor of FUTHO, praised the governor and said that what was seen “took the political will and push of Governor Uzodimma and his team to come to reality.”

Prof. Mrs. Nnenna Oti, vice chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), claimed that Governor Uzodimma, who has allegedly continued to show a strong attachment for FUTO, personally and passionately aided the president’s approval.

The Pro-Chancellor/Chairman of the Governing Council of FUTO, Senator J. Tilley-Gyado, the Board Chairman of FUTHO, Senator Dr. Is’haq Salman, as well as government representatives and traditional leaders were present for the unveiling.


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