College of Medicine, University of Ibadan was set agog as the Keynote Speaker and Chief Fundraiser at the Sod turning ceremony of the CoMUI/ICOMMA student Hostel, Dr. Phillip O. Ozuah donated a whopping sum of 1 million dollars to the hostel project at the event.
The event which was tagged “From Initiative to Finishiative; An Academic Journey” was graced with the presence of members of the Alumni association of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, the Management CoMUI, and student representatives among other people.
This donation came in time and is the largest to have been received in recent times with regards to donations towards the hostel construction project. At the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Ibadan College of Medicine Alumni Association (ICOMAA) North America Branch which was held in North Carolina, USA in June, the class of 1989 gave a handsome donation of $30,000. Also, Dr Dolamu and Dr Modupe Shokunbi, the President and Publicity Secretary of ICOMAA-North America donated $6,000 towards the project. Dolamu and Modupe were medical students who first met in Alexander Brown Hall and were therefore very grateful to be able to contribute to the building of the new Students Hostel and hoped it would be a blessing for generations to come. Furthermore, An Alumna of the MBBS Graduating Class of 1990, Dr Olajumoke Banjo (nee Akande) and her husband, Ayodele Banjo also donated $12,000USD towards the student hostel project.
The chief fundraiser, Dr Phillip Ozuah MD. PhD is the President and CEO of Montefiore Medicine the umbrella organisation for Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the United States of America and was named amongst the 20 Best Medical Directors in the US by Forbes in 2017. He also served as Professor and University Chairman of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of Children’s Hospital.