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FCTA, Baze varsity sign MoU to improve healthcare delivery

Feb, 2021 | By Rabi Musa Umar | ||

Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Baze University - one of the private universities in the country located in FCT. The MoU, which is aimed at improving health care delivery in FCT, would see a collaboration between FCTA Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS) and the School of Medicine, Baze University.

Representing the Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, and signing the MoU on behalf of FCTA at a brief ceremony in FCTA, the Permanent Secretary, FCTA, Mr. Olusade Adesola, commended all parties involved for the realization of the exercise. Describing the exercise as a major breakthrough towards improved healthcare services in hospitals in FCT, the Permanent Secretary urged proper commitment to implementation.

Mr. Adesola also assured that all requests for FCTA support for the completion of the institution's teaching hospital would be addressed while assuring support for projects aimed at developing the territory and providing for the needs of residents. In an overview of the MoU, Acting Secretary, HHSS, Dr. Muhammad Kawu said that a formal request was received by the Administration for collaboration that will enable the University use FCTA secondary and primary healthcare facilities for clinical training of medical students of the school. He added that there already exists similar arrangement with another private university, Nile University.

Dr. Kawu described the arrangement as mutually beneficial to both FCTA and the Universities, saying "it is a win-win thing for both the FCTA and Baze University." The Acting Secretary added that the arrangement would improve the quality of care in FCTA health facilities. Earlier, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, Baze University, Professor Peter Umoh, who signed on behalf of the University, said the arrangement will give medical students of the institution the opportunity to get hands-on experience from qualified and experienced hands. He also said that the MoU will expose the students to hospital facilities and patients.

Professor Umoh, who explained that the University was currently building its own teaching hospital, solicited the assistance of the Administration in speedy completion of the project, describing it as one that will be of immense benefit to not just Baze University, but the entire FCT. Also present at the signing ceremony were the Chief of Staff to FCT Minister, Malam Bashir Mai-Borno, Director, Legal Drafting, FCTA Legal Services Secretariat, Mr. Ahmed Isma'ila, Director, Legal Services, HHSS, Mrs. Folasade Fasanya, the Registrar, Baze University, Dr. Mani Ibrahim Ahmed, and other top officials of the University.

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