Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi says over N80 billion has been expended on King David University of Medical Sciences located in Uburu, Ebonyi State.
Umahi revealed this during a courtesy visit on the executive secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Arc. Sonny Echono, in Abuja.
He solicited TETFund financial assistance for the take-off of the university.
“We are soliciting for take-off fund. we have sunk over N80 billion in that university. If it is done by any other agency, I am sure that N150 billion cannot do it. I am not boasting about that,” he said.
Umahi said the visit was to congratulate the executive secretary for the new job which was based on his exemplary leadership style and service to the country, adding that his appointment as the TETFund boss will bring huge transformation to the Fund.
“I am here to congratulate my brother for his promotion based on the job he has done for the country and to thank him for the exemplary public service”.
I“ am also here to thank him for the work he is doing in the new seven universities, which one is in my state. The president graciously named the university after me. I am here to say thank you to him.”
Responding, the executive secretary commended the governor for the many transformation he has brought to the state adding that the governor has become a standard bearer for measuring public service.