The Federal University Oye-Ekiti ( FUOYE), on Thursday got a renewed promise for support from Oye-Ekiti, its host community to operate without hitches in the community.
The Oloye of Oye-Ekiti, Oba Oluwole Ademolaju, made the promise in his palace in Oye-Ekiti when the new Vice Chancellor of the university. Prof. Abayomi Fasina, paid him a courtesy visit.
Speaking on behalf of the community, the king assured the vice chancellor and his management team of total support of the community for their administration to record desired success.
“We are ready to work with the current administration that emerges in FUOYE. Wherever you have challenges we will assist to surmount them. We have decided to work with the government of the day.
“We will cooperate fully with the new vice chancellor to build the college of medicine for FUOYE.
“We are giving you a wide expanse of land for the college of medicine and we are doing this so that no one will disturb you on the piece of land,’’ the traditional ruler assured.
Earlier, Fasina had appealed to the traditional ruler and his chiefs for their support as the university was set to establish college of medicine, which he said would bring development to the community.
“We will soon site a college of medicine that will attract huge development and ensure rapid provision of all other social amenities in Oye-Ekiti.
“There will be huge medical tourism and Oye-Ekiti will become very popular like places such as Ibadan and Ile-Ife.
“We will like to seek for more of your support, we are here to also seek for the support of Kabiyesi as we want to collaborate with this town and whatever you ask us to do, we will do.
“We want to leave a lasting legacy in this town. We will be putting our best to ensure we get the support of Oye-Ekiti in all ramifications,’’ he said. (NAN)