The Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said that the state government will retain graduates Ekiti State University College of Medicine willing to work in the state-owned health facilities.
According to a statement by Yinka Oyebode, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Dr. Fayemi made the promise in Ado-Ekiti during visit of the members of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) who came to inspect facilities at the Medical College as part of the process for its final approval.
Fayemi stated that it was wrong for any government to have delayed accreditation for so long while putting the career of the students in jeopardy.
He said many universities that do not have the number of academic professionals as EKSU were turning out their students regularly.
The Governor assured the council that his administration would make sure of further improvement on the facilities at the medical college to allow it graduate more than the approved fifty medical students.
“Of course, we want them to be more than 50 to be graduated and we would want to even retain them in Ekiti. We still do not have enough and if we must really successfully undertake our universal basic health program, then we need to tap more of our medical officers in the place,” he stated.