Sokoto – The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwanu Akiolu, and the Emir of Gwandu , Alhaji Ilyasu Bashar, on Thursday inaugurated projects worth N339 million at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), Sokoto.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two traditional rulers inaugurated the projects as part of the events lined up to mark the 40th anniversary of the university and its 32nd, 33rd and 34th joint convocation ceremony.
NAN also reports that Akiolu inaugurated the 500-seating capacity lecture hall of the College of Medical Services of the university.
The project was built under the Presidential NEEDS intervention projects at N112 million, while it was furnished with N8 million.
Bashar on his part inaugurated the administrative complex of the Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences by TETFUND at N196 million and furnished with N23 million.
Akiolu commended the Federal Government for executing the projects.
The Oba urged the students to steer clear of cultism, violence and vandalism.
Bashar in his remarks extolled the peace the university was reputed for several decades.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Bashar Garba, promised to partner with UDUTH to provide efficient healthcare services to the people of the state.
The Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru, said that the structures would boost the provision of a conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning.
“The dearth of structures like these ones had limited our yearly admission quota of medical students to about only 100 per year.
“With these additional structures accreditation of our programmes by the National Universities Commission and other professional bodies would be boosted,” Zuru said. (NAN)