Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, on Tuesday, promised that his administration will continue to create an enabling environment for the operation of private universities and all institutions of learning in the State.
Ikpeazu made this known while receiving a delegation of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria in Abia State.
The delegation led by their Registrar, Dr T. A. B. Sanusi at Government House, Umuahia visited the State for the accreditation of the Gregory University Uturu College of Medicine.
Speaking at the event, Ikpeazu stressed that the Gregory University Uturu College of Medicine if accredited by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria will go a long way in giving so many students desiring to study Medicine but could not as a result of limited admission quota the opportunity to study their dream course.
He said Abia State University Uturu remains the only University that offers Medicine as a course in the entire State.
Also speaking, the State Chief Executive reaffirmed that the Government will continue to partner the Gregory University Uturu in providing all that is needed for a College of Medicine to be accredited.
Ikpeazu maintained that Abia remains one of the safest states for investors and business enterprises.
He also commended the university for collaborating with the Government in uplifting the standard of education, health and the general development of the State.
Gov Ikpeazu assures support for private institutions