Ex-Health Minister Bags Honorary Degree, Seeks Creation of Faculty of Pharmacy in EKSU

Gbenga Sodeinde in Ado Ekiti 

The former Minister of Health and Social Science, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, has advocated for creating the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti.

Adelusi-Adeluyi said this after being conferred with honorary Doctor of Laws by the university at the grand finale of its 28th convocation ceremony.

“It feels somehow when I read through the brochure, and I didn’t see Faculty of Pharmacy,” said Adelusi-Adeluyi. “I will meet with relevant stakeholders in the university to see how the faculty will be created.” 

Earlier, the newly appointed university chancellor, Dr. Tunji Olowolafe, announced the commencement of a N1 billion innovation fund to boost the operation of agricultural technology already in place in the university.

The chancellor noted that the innovation fund is geared towards agro-tech companies founded by university graduates and students, stressing that Agriculture remains Nigeria’s pillar.

“Agriculture stands as the backbone of the nation and is the greatest potential for innovation and economic prosperity for us in Ekiti State and Nigeria at large. I am proud to announce the launch of a groundbreaking initiative, a 1 billion innovation fund designed for agro-tech companies founded by graduates and students of the Ekiti State University,” he said

At the grand finale, 155 College of Postgraduate Studies students graduated, comprising 73 PhD students, 81 masters students and one Postgraduate Diploma student.

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