By: Ugwuoke Felix & Ejiofor Obiora


As part of effort to ensure adequate security of life and property, the federal government through the management of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Ituku/Ozalla, has commissioned an ultra-modern gate in the hospital.

Front view of the newly commissioned UNTH ultra-modern gate.

Speaking during the occasion on Wednesday, 1st February 2024, the Chief Medical Director, Prof Obinna Onodugo recounted his experience, he said, “when I came on board as the CMD of UNTH, I discovered that the old gate did not portray the image of the hospital, especially as the first port of call, considering the fact that first impression matters. I then took it up as a challenge” Going further, he said “today makes it two years of construction and now, it is being commissioned to the glory of God”
He expressed optimism that the project will usher in a new attitude of commitment by the Staff to cater for the patients.

The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Obinna Onodugo delivering his opening speech during the commissioning of the UNTH gate.

The visibly elated CMD thanked the federal government for providing necessary financial support and the Staff for their endurance while the project was going on.
He also appreciated the contractor and said “I am happy for the quality of works that have been done. I am happy with the prospect of giving our people a good experience.”

Earlier, the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the hospital, Mr. Cletus Orji showered encomium on the Management for coming to their rescue. He gave assurance that he will work hard with his men to justify the huge investment.

Vote of thanks by the hospital CSO, Mr. Cletus Orji during the commissioning of the ultra-modern gate.

Present in the event were, the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee, Prof Joy Eze, Acting Director of Administration, Dr Lauretta Ozoemena, D(CMAC) Emergency Medicine and Outpatient, Dr Willy Ukemenam, D(CMAC) Theatre and Inpatient, Dr Nkiru Nwachukwu, D(CMAC) Laboratory Services and Radiology, Asst. Prof. Salome Ezeofor, Director of Finance and Accounts, Mr. Chukwudi Onuchukwu, Director of Works, Arch Ngozi Okwulehie, Head of Physiotherapy Dept, Mrs. Chinwe Obiekwe, Head of Pharmacy Dept, Mrs. Chinelo Ozumba, Chaplain, St Anthonia of Padua UNTH, Fr Stan Ogbonnaya, Chaplain Church of Divine Compassion, Ven Prof Kene Ilo, Head of Human Resources UNTH, Mr. Justin Onyia and others.

Highlights of the occasion include, cutting of tape, Drive past by the CMD in convoy of other members of the Management and pictures.

Edited by Mr. Boniface Uchelue and Patrick Okoruwa.