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All Progressive Congress (APC), Governorship aspirant, Babajide Sanwo – Olu on Thursday, December 13 said he will ensure Lagos State University (LASU) get approval for a faculty of Pharmacy if elected as governor of Lagos state in 2019.
According to him, Lagos State University after more than three decades of existence should be a centre of academic excellence in the production of manpower in the field of pharmacy.
Sanwo-Olu said this during an interview session with members of the state chapter of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN).
He said, “It is not just right to have a medical college without having a faculty of pharmacy.”
“If elected, we will make sure LASU within our 4 years has a faculty of pharmacy. It is not just right that we have a medical college without the faculty of pharmacy. I am promising you that our government will ensure that everything is done to make faculty of pharmacy a reality for the state-owned university.”
He continued: “To strengthen the profession and boost manpower in the field of Pharmacy, I am convinced that our state university should have a faculty of Pharmacy.”
LASU student reacts:
Akinwande Olarinde; an alumnus of the university in a phone call with our reporter advised that he should not let the project disrupt the existing ones.
“It is cool to know that Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, plans to introduce Faculty of Pharmacy to Lagos State University if elected as governor come 2019. It will help in providing an avenue for the institution to add its own quota to the development of pharmacy in Nigeria and the world at large.”
“But, I must say, as good as this move is, it must not affect his government’s attention, if elected, to the existing faculties in the institution. As he plans to add this new faculty within four years, he should also plan to solidify the existing ones.”