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Delta Gets New Nursing College as Oborevwori Pledges to Partner FG on Healthcare


Governor Sheriff Oborevwori, on Monday, May 13, 2023, assured the Federal Government of the state government’s partnership and commitment to the growth and development of the health sector in the state.

Governor Oborevwori, who made the pledge at the formal opening of the College of Nursing Sciences, Onicha-Uku, Aniocha North Local Government Area, (Satellite Campus), of the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, announced a donation of 32 seater coastal bus to the college.

While commending the former Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, who attracted the project, Governor Oborevwori said the new College of Nursing would greatly enhance the tempo and quality of human capital development in the health sector.

He said: “As a Government, we are proud to be associated with this College of Nursing Sciences, Onicha-Uku (Satellite Campus), of the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, which will greatly enhance human capital development in the health sector.

“Currently, there are five state-owned colleges of nursing, but their carrying capacity cannot absorb all the qualified applicants. Hence, the establishment of this College of Nursing Sciences, Onicha-Uku (Satellite Campus), of the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, through our illustrious son, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, will provide adequate health care for this community and environs.

“I commend him for laying this solid foundation for the take-off of this College of Nursing Sciences.

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“My appreciation goes to the Hon. Minister of Health, as well as the management and staff of Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, for this achievement.

“The presence of this school will, no doubt, boost the retail economy in Onicha-Uku and neigbhouring communities. I, therefore, urge them to reciprocate this kind gesture of the Federal Government by taking ownership of the school and to protect this critical asset that has been brought to the community. Security is paramount.”

Governor Oborevwori said his administration would continue to support Federal Government institutions in the state for the sustainable overall growth and development of the state.

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“On our part, we shall lend adequate support and collaboration to the new College of Nursing Sciences. I have listened carefully to the requests of the Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, on various areas of need. I assure you of our willingness to assist within the limits of available resources, in due course.

“It is my prayer that this College of Nursing Sciences will fulfill its mandates by contributing immensely to the growth of nursing education in Nigeria.”

The immediate Past Minority Leader, House of Representatives, Hon Ndudi Elumelu, at the event, said the College of Nursing was one of the many projects he attracted to Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, and pledged to continue to contribute to the development of the area.

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He challenged students of the institution to maximize the opportunity to acquire knowledge to bridge the manpower needs in the health sector.

The Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, Dr Victor Osiatuma, in his remark, thanked Hon Elumelu for attracting the college while in office and appealed to the state government and other relevant stakeholders for the sinking of a borehole to solve water needs in the school, in addition to handling the issues of electricity, transportation and security.

He equally thanked Governor Oborevwori for his achievements in office in the last 11 months, especially in the health sector, and urged him not to relent in recording more successes.

The representative of Onicha-Uku town, Chief Ephraim Osubor, described the project as an asset in the health sector.


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