IJEBU ODE – The Chairman, Transition Committee, Ijebu Ode Local Government, Engr. Olugbenga Olugbile, on Thursday, September 24, 2020, named a baby delivered at the Ita Alapo Primary Health Centre, Ijebu Ode, Baby Olugbenga, just as the newly-renovated health facility is commissioned.
According to a release e-signed and made available to StarTrend Int’l & online – www.startrendinternational.com by Tope Oyekan, Director, Information, Education and Sports, Ijebu Ode Local Government, the baby was delivered by Mrs. Oluwakehinde Olasanmi, few hours to the commissioning of the health facility, renovated by the National Association of Nigerian Nurses in North America (NANNNA), under the Ogun State Government’s “Adopt a Primary Health Centre Initiative”.
Speaking at the event, the Chairman, Transition Committee, Ijebu Ode Local Government, Engr. Olugbenga Olugbile, described the arrival of the baby as a gracious coincidence happening on the day of commissioning. He thanked the donor for the kind gesture.
“I commend you on behalf of the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo ABIODUN, and the good people of Ijebu Ode Local Government, while assuring you that the centre shall be put into good use”, said the Chairman.
The council boss charged other diasporans to come to the aid of their respective grassroot communities, by embarking on similar projects that will have direct impact on the people.
In her welcome address, Chairperson, Health Mission Committee and board member of the association, Mrs. Titilola Osinowo-Turton describes the project as one of the association’s efforts of giving back to the communities, under the “Adopt and Renovate a Primary Health Centre Initiative” of the Ogun State Government.
According to her, the derelict state of the Italapo Health Centre, and its importance in health service delivery to the people at the grassroot, informs the choice.
In her keynote address, the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Ogun State, Dr. Tomi Coker expressed appreciation to the donor for coming alongside the government to help in strengthening the health system, particularly in Ijebu Ode and the Italapo environs.
She congratulates the Chairman, Transition Committee, Engr. Olugbenga Olugbile, the local government health team led by the Head of Local Government Administration/Primary Health Care Coordinator, Dr. Adeolu Olufowobi, for their resilience and determination.
Dr. Cokjer also congratulates the Italapo Community as the beneficiary of the laudable project, as she enjoined them to make available, their wards who possess medical skills, to be further trained to serve in the facility, in order to sustain the high quality service that will be rendered therein.
She also appealed to interested individuals and corporate organisations that are passionate about the healthcare system to contribute their quota to the health system towards supporting the Prince Dapo Abiodun’s vision of providing affordable, accessible and quality healthcare to the good people of Ogun State.
The event held virtually, via zoom, had goodwill messages delivered by the Executive Director, Ogun State Primary Healthcare Development Board, Dr. Ogunsola; Executive Director, NANNNA, Dr. Grace Ogiehor Enoma; and Apex Nurse and Chief Nursing Officer, Ijebu Ode Local Government, Mrs. Titilola Peters.