A professor of anatomy and forensic anthropology at the College of Health Sciences, University of Abuja, Samuel Abayomi Asala, has said the university has graduated three sets of medical students.
He made this known in a chat with Blueprint on the sidelines of the 38th inaugural lecture he delivered titled, From the Living Gut to the Speaking Dead Bone: A Journey Through Human Body.
Asala, who is the pioneer dean of the defunct Faculty of Health Sciences (now College of Health Sciences) said the college had overcome its challenges which resulted to getting higher number of applicants seeking for admission to read medicine.
He tasked health practitioners across the country to reciprocate government’s gesture at all the time just as he appealed to health workers to shun discrimination.
He threw more light on how dead bodies could be utilised to solve societal problems, explaining that when someone dies or disappears, his bone could be used as a sample working with other arms of forensic science to trace such individual’s identity.
He enjoined government to put on legislation that could encourage this particular field of medicine to assist Nigerians trace and bury their love ones when they could not lay hands on their dead bodies.
The professor of anatomy reiterated his commitment to train more students on such area of study even as he pointed out that he is working with his colleagues to make the system work better for the benefit of Nigerians.