By Adedimeji Quayyim Abdul-Hafeez and Egba Chioma Cynthia
In the bid to further ensure accountability and inform the student citizenry about their activities, the Ilorin University Medical Students Association (ILUMSA) had organized a press conference on the 15th of July, 2019. The Press Conference, which comprised of medical students and stakeholders of the College of Health Sciences, was held at the Lecture Room 3, Old College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin.
The President of the Association, Mr. Afolabi Great stated that the press briefing, which is the first of its kind, is to make executives of the association accountable to ILUMSAITES and to ensure that members of the association are kept abreast of the activities and projects of the association. He commended the press committee for organizing the programme and stated that he hoped more members of the association would grace the event in its subsequent editions. He urged the audience to be free to question the members of the executive as the programme is organized to further create a sense of accountability and responsibility to the student populace.
The General Secretary, Mr. Ayoola Samuel, gave the report of activities and projects of the executives ranging from academics, social and health. He also stated the numerous achievements attained by the executives of the association and stayed that they had fulfilled many of their promises stated in their manifesto and stated that each organ and arm of the association had been responsible for this achieved feats. He also enumerated the programmes and collaborations with members of the alumni, staff and the University management.
Members of the association were given the floor to ask questions and questions bothering on welfare, financial status, transportation, health, state of the ILUMSA website, poor state of the First Aid Box, epileptic electricity, poor state of the sports facilities, ILUMSA Business Ventures, state of the Notice Board, purported segregation of students of junior levels, ILUMSA database. These concerns and questions were attended to by members of the executive council and promises were given on the intended projects to fulfilled at the end of their administration.
Members of the executive were also mandated by the PRO of the association, Olukorode Oreoluwa, who moderated the event to state what the student populace should expect by the end of their tenure and various projects and programmes were promised to be fulfilled In the course of taking ILUMSA unto greater heights.