Local government officials have been called upon to safeguard all health facilities at their disposal and also make judicious use of them, so as not to become dilapidated.
The Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Hospitals Management Board, Pharm. Modupe Olurin, made this call at the commissioning of consulting rooms and walk-way constructed at the State Hospital, Ijebu-Igbo, by indigenes of Ijebu Land based in the United States of America.
Olurin, who observed that the workers were the direct beneficiaries of such facilities, said they should not only deem it fit to enlighten political office holders on the importance and value attached to such facilities, but also encourage them to put the facilities to use, so as to encourage donors to do more.
“We should all imbibe the maintenance culture, if donated materials are not put in use for a long period, it will deteriorate and this is not too good for our state. We should be determined to make use of the available resources to achieve the change we are clamouring for,” Olurin submitted.
The permanent secretary thanked the association for contributing meaningfully toward the development of their homeland and urged other well to do indigenes of the state to work with the government in its rebuilding mission by contributing their quota through donations, especially to the health sector.
Earlier, President of the association, Mr. Laitan Kowobari, appreciated the state government for its quick response to their proposal which he said contributed to their eagerness to deliver within a very short period.
According to him, the association which was formed in 1972 as Ijebu Students Association later metamorphosed to what it is today with the vision to develop Ijebu land.
He listed other health institutions that have benefited from the kind gesture of the association to include Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, State Hospital, Ijebu –Igbo, among others.

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