The Federal Executive Council has approved the establishment of Faculty of Medical Sciences in The Plateau State University, PLASU, Bokkos.
This welcoming development was disclosed by the Plateau State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Hon.Dan Manjang.
The Federal Executive Council has approved the sum of over 600million Naira for the Establishment of the Faculty in the institution as the institution has been longing for such a day like this.
Hon.Manjang attributes this gesture to Governor Simon Bako Lalong’s Lobbying capacity and diplomacy.
The council has approved fund for the procurement of furniture and equipments for the Faculty, Healthforbes Media reporting.
“Among many competing demands across States and Federal Government institutions, Governor Lalong leveraged on his personal and official contacts to get the nod of the Federal Government for the important intervention at PLASU which when completed will impact on the country’s health system.
He said the FEC approval is more important because of the financial difficulty governments are passing through to the extent of cutting down on budgets and suspending some projects as a result of the negative effect of COVID 19″ Manjang said.
He recalled that Governor Lalong recently secured for some citizens of the state appointments into some Federal agencies and board membership of parastatals.
The Commissioner also call on Plateau state citizens to continue to be supportive to the Federal and Plateau State Governments for more gains of democracy in the form of projects and appointments.
He noted that while there are many requests on the table of the Federal Government from Plateau, Hon.Manjang express confidence Governor Lalong will get what is due for Plateau state and its citizen.
By Dung Donald Malou