Abiodun assures APC members of level playing ground
• Says party ready to accommodate more members
• Ogun commissions family planning training centre
Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has assured members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, especially those who joined the party recently, of equal opportunities and a level playing ground.
The governor, who spoke during a meeting with members of the appeal, revalidation and re-registration committee and chieftains of the party in Abeokuta, said the party was big enough to accommodate more members.
The governor also allayed fears of those who could not register during the revalidation exercise, saying: “APC is always ready to welcome more people into its fold to make it more virile. The party will register anyone who is willing to join. APC is not a social club, we are a political party and it is in our numbers that our strength lies.
“The party is much bigger than where we started it. We now have a former governor, speakers and members from both the national and state assemblies and chairmen of different political parties. This is a testimony that the party is doing something right.”
The governor said the vision of the APC in Ogun State was to make the state conducive for people to live in and do business, adding that this informed the administration’s decision to be fair, just, equitable and accountable in distributing projects to every part of the state.
MEANWHILE, in its bid to build capacities of doctors, nurses and community health extension workers, the state government has commissioned a family planning training centre in Ijebu-Ode to provide safe and protected environment for acquiring practical clinical skills.
Wife of the governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, who spoke during the commissioning, said family planning would prevent maternal, infant and child mortality in the society.
She said that the centre, as an educational facility with the intended purpose, would also continue to build capacities of doctors, nurses and community health extension workers.
The First Lady appreciated the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) team for the financial and technical support in the establishment of the centre.
ALSO, the state government has launched the State Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), built with the support of UNFPA located within the premises of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu.
According to Mrs. Abiodun, the initiative was focused on providing quality and affordable healthcare to the people of the state with the hope of increasing the life expectancy of women and girls.
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