Nigeria’s Deputy Senate Committee Chairman on Defense, Istifanus Gyang, on Friday vowed to ensure adequate allocations in next year’s budget for the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI), Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology (FCAHPT) as well as Federal College of Veterinary and Medical Laboratory Technology (FCV&MLT) all located in Vom, Jos South LGA, Plateau State.
The institutions are leading authorities in the training of manpower for the nation’s health sector, Sen. Gyang said.
The import of his visit was to build synergy with the colleges for the good of the nation, he said.
The Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly however cautioned the institutions against violating the Federal Character provision of the constitution in their staff appointments to avoid sanctions.
The Senator was joyfully received during the separate visitations by the Director/Chief Executive of NVRI Dr. David Shamaki, the Acting Provost of FCAH&PT Acting Provost, Dr. (Mrs) C. C. Utoh-Ojemudia and the Dr. A. E. Joseph Okwori
Provost/CEO of FCV&MLT, Assoc. Prof. A. E. Joseph Okwori.