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Professor Sir Eldry Parry and his wife May Hellen Parry when they paid a courtesy call on the management of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital.

IT was a home coming event for Foundation Dean of College of Health Sciences University of Ilorin, Professor Sir Eldry Parry and his wife May Hellen Parry when they paid a courtesy call on the management of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH).
Parry, now an Octogenarian Knight was the Dean of the college between October 1977 and February 1979. On his entourage was another Octogenarian former Dean of the college, (1986-1990) Professor OlatoyeOgunbode.
The duo were warmly received by the Management Team of the UITH, led by the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Professor A. D. Yussuf. Other top management members at the epoch making event are: Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (C-MAC), Dr Aisha Saka, Representative of the Director of Administration, Oba Hassan Kadir, Deputy C-MAC (Clinical Affairs) DrOdeigha and his counterpart, Deputy C-MAC (Education and Training), Dr A. Adeniran.
Besides, the Provost College of Health Sciences of the University of Ilorin Professor O. T. Adedoyin, a member of the Board of the UITH, Professor A. Fawole and other mortley Professors of the hospital graced the occasion.
Speaking at the event, the erudite CMD of the UITH said Ilorin especially the UITH remained "a home from home" for the couple.
Reminiscing, Yussuf, a renowned Professor of Behavioural Science said he met some of the landmarks achievement of Parry while observing his residency training at the hospital.
He noted, "as a Junior Resident, I met your landmarks even though I didn't have the opportunity of meeting you in person. These landmarks of yours were fully injected into this system and they remain inspiring to us till date. We are indeed very grateful for this and we are proud of it as well."
Besides in the continuation of his Memory Lane, the CMD said the COBES programme of the College apparently introduced by Parry had not only made a yeoman's impart in the nation's health sector, but has also served as a model for other sisters health institutions to emulate.
The elated Yussuf while wishing the guests robust health conditions said he would be expecting a repeat of the visit in the next three years in order for them to witness more envisaged monumental strides within the hospital.
In his response, Parry recounted on how he had been invited by the former Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin, Professor O. O. Akinkugbe to assist in setting up the collage that would serve as a good ground for the training of Medical Doctors in order to meet the health needs and challenges of the then young nation, Nigeria.
He expressed his happiness for the monumental growths of the College and the hospital just as he praised successive leaders of the institutions for maintaining the high standards set since the inception.
Earlier, Adedoyin praised the visitor for his doggedness leaving the shore of his country for Ibadan, (Western Nigeria) just some few years after Nigerian Independence. Besides, the Provost said Parry's achievements in Ilorin would be etched in the sand of time.
Presenting a Sovenoir to the guests on behalf of the UITH management, Kadir thanked them for their visions and courage to pioneer the college wishing them good health and longer life that would enable them to visit Ilorin "after every three years.

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