Former Head of state and Chancellor of PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has expressed worry over the heightening insecurity in the country .
General Abdulsalami Abubakar who spoke in Port Harcourt on Monday at the First Founders Day Ceremony of PAMO University of Medical Science called on all Nigerians to support government in it’s fight to bring the menace to a halt.
General Abubakar said that the insecurity in the country has become worrisome that every Nigerian should join hand in providing intelligence to the security agencies.
“On security it is high time we stood up to fight this insecurity in the country . We are all praying for peace to return to the country,” he said.
He said that investment in tertiary institution brings about economic development saying that he granted licence for the establishment of private universities in the country twenty-one years when he was the Head of state.
He commended the founder of PAMO University , Dr Peter Odili for bracing up the trail in establishment of the first private medical science university in the country saying that the university has done very well within the short period of its established.
He also commended the Nigeria Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, the Medical Laboratory Council of Nigeria and the Nursing Council of Nigeria for its assistance and support for the University.
The Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission, NUC, Professor Abubakar Rasheed said that NUC is proud to be associated with PAMO university saying that the Commission will continue to ensure that the University comply with all the regulations guiding the establishment of private universities.
Governor Nyesom Wike in his speech promised to support any Rivers state son or daughter that will establish private university and donated a sum of N500m for construction of hostel accommodation for the students of the university.
Earlier, the Founder of the university, Dr Peter Odili said that the first set of graduates the university will turn out next year will become a turning point for their various families.