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I met five functional ambulances, says Abiodun, promises one per state constituency

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Chairman, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Governing Council, Fatma Balla-Abubakar (left); Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun and member of the governing council, Dayo Ajibola, during a courtesy call on the governor in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta…yesterday.


Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, yesterday, said that his administration met five functional ambulances serving the entire state when he assumed office on May 29, 2019.

Abiodun, who declared that his administration placed high premium and value on the health and emergency response as an important sector in the state, said 12 additional ambulances had since been bought by his government.

He said his administration was aiming at making at least an ambulance available in each of the 26 state constituencies.

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The governor, who disclosed this when he received the Governing Board of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), led by its Chairman, Ambassador Fatima Balla Abubakar, in his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office, said plans were also under way to increase the number of ambulances in the state to over 30 from the initial five he met on ground.

Abiodun added that the state government had recently launched its 24 hours ambulance response service across the state, noting that the service would avail the people of the state the opportunity to call the emergency number and get emergency responses on time.

The governor, while commending the scheme for ensuring national cohesion and exposing youths to the diversity of the country, noted that the scheme had helped students in interacting with their fellow students from other parts of the country.

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He said that his administration would continue to support the scheme, adding that he had directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the state to accommodate every corps member posted to their agencies.

Abiodun expressed the readiness of the administration to support the State Co-ordinating Office of the NYSC in its quest to venture into agriculture.

Earlier in her remarks, Abubakar commended the Ogun State Government for making the NYSC orientation camp in the state the best in the country.

She noted that since the administration came on board, the governor had shown 100 per cent commitment towards the success of the scheme in the state through the restoration of electricity to the NYSC state Secretariat after years of neglect, as well as the constant rehabilitation of the camp.

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