The Republic of Ireland chapter of Oranmiyan Foundation, a socio-political group founded by Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, has donated toilet facility to the Osun State General Hospital, Ede, Ede South Local Government Area.
The handing-over ceremony which held recently at the hospital premises was used by the donour group to commend Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s giant strides which they claim cut across all the major sectors of national economy.
The donated items included toilets for patients and hospital staff, water tank, cleaning tools, among others.
Speaking at the event, which was graced by the group’s Worldwide President, Prince Felix Awofisayo, the chairman of the chapter, Dr. Oluwole Alabi, said the decision to provide the toilet facility was an outcome of the needs assessment tour the organisation embarked upon in April when they visited the state.
He explained that the chapter was prepared to complement the governor’s commitment to eradicate poverty, banish hunger and diseases in the state by investing time, energy and other resources at their disposal to support the present administration in the state.
He also on behalf of the chapter thanked the governor for the appointment of the chapter’s Treasurer, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, as the new Senior Special Adviser on Health.
Prince Awofisayo in his goodwill message commended the governor for his commitment to the urban renewal project and the ongoing renovation of hospitals across the state.
The Permanent Secretary for the Health Management Board, Mrs. Omolara Ajayi, who represented the Commissioner for Health, Dr. (Mrs.) Temitope Ilori, thanked the donour and sought for more “community participation and support in the ongoing transformation efforts of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.”
The hospital’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Oluwole Adejumo was appreciative of the gesture and pledged that the facility would adequately be maintained. He also conducted the guests, which included the newly appointed SSA to the governor on Health, round the hospital to assess the ongoing renovation of the facilities.
Dr. Isamotu, whose appearance at the event marked his first official visit to the hospital warned medical officers against truancy, negligence and insubordinations, saying the new leadership in the state is all out to make healthy living a habit among the people.
Representatives of other chapters of the foundation around the globe including those from the United Kingdom were on hand to applaud their colleagues.