Monarchs back varsity
Four of the five monarchs in Egbaland in Abeokuta, Ogun State have spoken in support of turning the FUNAAB into a conventional university, where Medicine, Law, Education and other courses.
They spoke when members of the new Governing Council led by Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe visited them.
They are: The Osile of Oke-Ona, Egba, Oba Adedapo Adewale Tejuoso; The Agura of Gbagura, Oba Halidu Adedayo Laloko; The Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba (Dr.) Olusanya Adegboyega Dosunmu; and the Olubara of Ibara, Oba Jacob Olufemi Omolade.
While Oba Tejuoso said said the new Federal Medical Centre (FMC), at Idi-Aba, would make a Medical School a reality, Oba Laloko said with Gbagura owning 95 per cent of the university?s land, he would be happy to support an expansion.
Oba Dosunmu noted that conventional status would enable the university to admit more students, while Oba Omolade, affirmed the Yoruba people?s appreciation of good education.
All the monarchs expressed their confidence that the new Council would achieve even greater heights than the past Councils because its experienced and highly intelligent members.
The Pro-Chancellor said the visit was to solicit the support of the monarchs and their people to contribute to FUNAAB?s growth.