Seyi Makinde Inaugurates Special Task Force For Accreditation Of Medical Programmes In LAUTECH
Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, said that his administration is building a legacy that will end brain drain in the medical profession and make doctors stay in Nigeria.
He explained that his administration has also been laying a legacy that will encourage doctors, who have left the country, to return and practise in Nigeria in the foreseeable future.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor stated this while inaugurating a Special Task Force for the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, at the Executive Council Chambers of the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.
Governor Makinde said that the Task Force is for the accreditation of the medical programme in LAUTECH, adding that the duty of the Task Force members are to ensure that all conditions set to enable the accreditation of the programme, as stipulated by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, are met.
He charged the committee to perform the assignment with excellence, even as he expressed confidence in the abilities of its members.
He said: “We are here today to inaugurate the Special Task Force for Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital. Basically, this Task Force is for the accreditation of our medical programme in LAUTECH.
“As the name implies, their job is special as they are to ensure that all conditions set to enable the accreditation of our programme as stipulated by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria are met.
“They were here, and I met with them. I gave my word that we will quickly do the needful. If I may give the historical perspective on why this Task Force is needed, back in November 2020 when we took over the sole ownership of LAUTECH, we could not, of course, carry out all the physical infrastructure from Osun State to Oyo State. So, I had to negotiate for the sole ownership and I said, look, if Osun State wants to have the University, they can have it but it should be Osun State University of Technology, Ogbomoso and we will see how that will work.