Ondo State Government has approved the affiliation of the state Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Akure to the state University of Medical Sciences UNIMED, in Ondo city.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro who made the disclosure while briefing journalists after the weekly State Executive Council meeting said this will allow the institution become a degree awarding school.
Adegbenro, said the decision is line with the directive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
He added that the council also approved that the Medical Village becomes the teaching hospital of UNIMED while the state Specialist hospitals in Akure and Ondo will be annexes of the teaching hospital.
Also speaking, Special Adviser to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Health, Dr Jibayo Adeyeye disclosed that a 9-man committee has been set up to harmonize the decision of the council.
The committee to be chaired by the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, also has as members the Commissioners for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro; Education, Science and Technology, Mr Femi Agagu; the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Dr Olawunmi Ilawole and himself.
Others are the Special Adviser to the Governor on Union Matters, Alaba Isijola and the Head of Service, Barr. Toyin Akinkuotu who would nominate a Permanent Secretary that would serve as Secretary of the committee.