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Ogun gets Federal Government’s support to develop ‘Adire’ market

By Geoff Iyatse (Lagos) and Charles Coffie-Gyamfi (Abeokuta)
14 February 2022   |   4:07 am
The Federal Government, through the Office of the Vice President on Shared Facility, has announced its support for Ogun State government to develop ‘Adire’ local fabric and make it a global brand.

NDIC donates paediatric centre to state hospital

The Federal Government, through the Office of the Vice President on Shared Facility, has announced its support for Ogun State government to develop ‘Adire’ local fabric and make it a global brand.

A statement, at the weekend, by Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Kunle Somorin, said this was revealed when the governor played host to Special Adviser to the President on Ease of Doing Business, Dr. Jumoke Oduwole.

The governor, the statement stated, explained that the shared facility would be provided to upscale the ‘Adire’ market in the state.

Abiodun, who was represented by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Tokunbo Talabi, also noted that the facility would be channelled towards building modern facilities for ‘Adire’ in the state.

He further noted that the facility was coming at a time the ‘Adire’ industry was booming in the state, disclosing that construction work on the facility would start immediately.

Abiodun also disclosed that the state government was getting the hotel chain in the state together by organising a joint tour and pickup for visitors coming into the state through the rail, adding that the plan would further increase the influx of people into the state to relax, do business or play golf.

Oduwole, while commending the Ogun State Government for focusing on infrastructural development across the state, advocated the need to patronise hand-made local fabrics. He said the Federal Government would encourage makers of indigenous fabrics to scale up their production.

SIMILARLY, the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has donated a multi-million naira state-of-the-art paediatric centre to a state-owned general hospital in Saala, Ayetoro, Ogun State.

The project was facilitated by Chairman of the NDIC, Mrs. Ronke Sokefun, through her foundation in honour of her late parents, Chief and Mrs. Anthony Akanbi and Cecilia Ibiyemi Idowu.

Handing over the facility to the Ogun State government in Ayetoro, at the weekend, the NDIC chairman said the paediatric unit is fully equipped with two infant phototherapy machines, two baby incubators, two oxygen concentrators and two suction machines.

Sokefun said that the facility consists of an emergency treatment room, a 10-bed admission ward, a baby ward, a special baby care treatment room for new-born babies and an isolation room for those with infectious and communicable diseases, among others.

The state governor, Dapo Abiodun in his address, commended the NDIC and its chairman for their ingenuity and for keying into his administration’s qualitative health care services.

Abiodun, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Shuib Salis, urged other well-meaning indigenes of the state, as well as organisations, to emulate the gesture by adopting a primary healthcare centre, primary school and also join his administration in building the future of the people together.

The Head of the hospital, Dr. Olawale Maku, lamented the deplorable condition of the hospital and appealed to the state government to provide the hospital with a visiting paediatrician.