The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has said the support of his administration to PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt since its inception has proven to be worthwhile.
The governor stated that in its five years of establishment, 2018 to 2023, the university is being celebrated because of the quality of students it has groomed and the satisfying growth it has witnessed.
Governor Wike who spoke Wednesday before inauguration of PAMO Teaching Hospital in Iriebe Town of Obio/Akpor local government area, said the institution is the first private university established in Rivers state.
The governor attributed the visible success story to the characteristic commitment, passion and sense of purpose known of the founder of the university, Dr. Peter Odili.
He said Dr. Odili, after his years as governor of Rivers state, did not go into retirement or relocate to Abuja to join association of former governors, but established the university to offer more service to society.
“So many states have money, how many have been able to put it for people to see that yes, you have money. So having money is a different thing.
“You may have money but may not be able to use that money for the good of the people. So, this is what public officers should always learn that you still have a lot to serve mankind.”
“What the governor has done is invaluable, unquantifiable and we cannot put a figure on it. And so, the PAMO family; PAMO Educational Foundation, PAMO Clinics and Hospital Ltd, PAMO University of Medical Science, the Board of Trustees, and Governing Council, and Board of Directors, in humanity, we are dedicating this centre, named after you for the service of humanity. This complex will be called Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike complex,” he said.