The Chairman, Transition Committee, Ijebu Ode Local Government, Engr. Olugbenga Olugbile has commissioned newly renovated Primary Health Centre
Speaking while Performing the commissioning yesterday, September, 2020 the Chairman named a baby delivered at the Ita Alapo Primary Health Centre, Ijebu Ode, Baby Olugbenga, after himself.
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”.
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 Nigerians in Diaspora to come to the aid of their respective grassroot communities, by embarking on similar projects that would have direct impact on the people.
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 congratulated 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.
She also congratulated 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 would be rendered therein.
She also appealed to interested individuals and corporate organisations passionate about healthcare system to contribute their quotas to the health system as a way of supporting the Prince Dapo Abiodun’s vision of providing affordable, accessible and quality healthcare to the good people of Ogun State
In her welcome address, Chairperson, Health Mission Committee and board member of the association, Mrs. Titilola Osinowo-Turton described the project as one of the association’s efforts at 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, informed the choice.
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.