As part of efforts to support the free health care programmes of the Governor Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola’ led-administration of Osun State, the State office of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has donated the drugs worth of N300,000 to the State government through the Ministry of Health.
While performing the donation of the drugs on behalf of the apex bank at the Ministry complex, Government Secretariat, Abeere, Osogbo, the CBN’s Acting Branch Controller (BC), Alhaji Bashiru Ibrahim, noted that the apex bank in the land donated the drug to Ministry to support the first edition of the 2015 Biennial Maternal New born and Child Health weeks.
He explained that the donation was a part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the State. Alhaji Ibrahim maintained that the donation was made through the personal contributions of all the general Staff of the Osun CBN office, saying that the apex bank began what they called “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project” during the period of Chief Joseph Sanusi as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2004.
He said, “This gesture is as a result of financial contribution of the members of the Staff towards the growth and development of the society, particularly, in the area of Health Care service delivery System in each of the Bank branches since introduction of the Corporate Social Responsibility in the bank. But we have done a lot for our immediate environment in Osun State, like building of Hostel for Enuogbope Orphanage Home, Kobongbogboe, Osogbo, provision of School bus to Handicapped School, Mooro ,Ife North Local Area of the State, among others.
“Today, we are in the Osun State Ministry of Health to donate our windows mite of drugs in support of 2015 Biennial Maternal New born and Child Health weeks.” Earlier, receiving the drugs on behalf of the State government, the Ministry’s Director of Primary Health Care(PHC) and Diseases Control, Dr. Kayode Ogunniyi, thanked the CBN staff for the gesture to the Ministry and by extension to the people of Osun State, assuring that the drugs would be judiciously used across the thirty(30) local government areas, including Modakeke area office. Ogunniyi said,
“This donation to the Ministry is timely; I want to assure you that the drugs will be distributed across to the length and breadth of the thirty Local Government Areas of the State, so that the mothers of new babies in the State will benefit immensely in the contribution of the apex bank staff to the development of health system in Osun State. By this gesture, you have contributed immensely to the maternal health care programme of the State government, especially, mother and child care programme.”