The Management of the Federal University of Health Sciences (FUHSO), Otukpo in Benue State says the institution is established with the mandate to train world class medical doctors, and other medical personnel, who would adequately cater for the health requirements of Nigerians.
A statement issued to Health TV on Thursday and signed by the Registrar & Secretary to Council Aminu Abba, said it wishes to clear the air about certain Information trending on the media domain which are capable of causing unfortunate misgivings and disaffection.
The statement said the whole country is its constituency in pursuance of academic excellence, without prejudice to ethnic or religious bias.
It said the Management Staff of FUHSO has been recruited solely on the basis of qualification, competence, and adherence to the federal character and catchment area principles, in strict accordance to the rules of the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Universities Commission.
The statement further said that the management will at all times be mindful and, indeed, reflect the diversity of the country in all its dealings, especially in the recruitment of staff and admission of students.
It said their core values are hinged on Integrity, Transparency, Accountability, Dedication, Innovation, and Partnership.
These it said are virtues they shall pursue with the highest vigour, utmost commitment, sincerity and patriotism.
The Management assured the public that in their bid to attain world class status, their driving force shall be the deployment of global best practices adding that only the best of brains and hands would be engaged, through due process of fair and open procedures.
It said as much as they shall welcome constructive and solution proferring criticisms at all times, it is pertinent to point out that at this nascent stage, when all hands should be on deck towards laying a solid foundation for an eventual excellent medical superstructure, the Management of FUHSO will not be distracted by succumbing to deliberate politically based mischief and or falsehood peddled with the aim of causing disafection among the rank and file of the Institution and its stakeholders.
It said FUHSO remains committed to building a universal institution that is open to the global population while calling on all Nigerians to join hands with them in the task of raising FUHSO to an enviable height which will be the pride of all.