Lagos State Deputy Governor, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire; and Chairman of Mosan/Okunola Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Alhaji Abdur Rasheed Abiodun Mafe; have been speaking on improvement in the health care delivery in the state in general and the council area in particular.
Both spoke at the laying of the foundation for the upgrading of the Akinyele Primary Health Care Centre and the Akinyele Area Office at the Low Cost Housing Estate, Abesan, Lagos, southwest Nigeria on Friday.
First to speak was the council boss, Mafe who stated that the Akinyele health centre was being upgraded to cater for the
needs of residents of Abesan housing estate, most populous housing estate in the state as well as adjoining communities in the area.
“We are bouyed up by the success we have recorded at the Rauf Aregbesola Medical Centre at Okunola which today has led to 620 babies being delivered at the centre since its inception,” the council boss said.
According to him, his administration is committed to improving health care delivery in the council area as a complement to the health care delivery programme of the state government.
He however called on residents of the LCDA to assist his administration in providing the necessary dividends of democracy to them by ensuring that they pay their taxes and rates promptly and regularly.
Princess Adefulire commended the Mafe administration for putting in place programmes and projects that would not only complement but also enhance the health care delivery of the state government. “At this juncture, I will call on other council chairmen in the state to emulate the Chairman of Mosan/Okunola LCDA and learn from him,” she said.
The Lagos State Deputy Governor stated further that the Babatunde Raji Fashola administration is committed to ensuring that the people of the state enjoy the best health care delivery and services in the state.
She stated further that the construction of various child maternal health centres in the state have contributed greatly in reducing maternal/child mortality in the state. “I’m happy to hear that 620 babies having delivered at the Rauf Aregbesola Medical Centre, Okunola. Imagine what would have happen without that medical centre located in the area,” she said.
Princess Orelope-Adefulire while thanking the people of the council area and the entire Alimoso Federal Constituency for their support and cooperation for the All Progressive Congress (APC) administration in the state, she urged the residents not to relent in their support for the party and the government noting that the party is committed to improving the welfare of the people of the state.