Edo govt spends N30bn on Iyamho Varsity —Ize-Iyamu
By Gabriel Enogholase
AHEAD of the September 10, 2016 governorship election in Edo State, a governorship aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has alleged that over N30 billion has so far been spent on Edo University, Iyamho, by the state government at the expense of the two other state universities that were denied government attention.
He said that the amount included N12 billion for the building of a teaching hospital in the university and another N1.6 billion spent to build a less than 150-room hostel in the institution. Ize-Iyamu insisted that this was coming at a time the state was facing a serious economic recession while the College of Education, Ekiadolor, renamed Tayo Akpata University, established at the same time with the Edo University Iyamho, was yet to receive any attention from the state government.
He added that the College of Medicine, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, still uses the Irrua Teaching Hospital, Irrua, owned by the Federal Government, for the clinical studies of its students without the state government considering building a teaching hospital for it.