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Abiodun assures investors availability of land in 28 days
Ogun State government has reiterated its determination to make the health sector attractive to both residents and non-residents in a way that will provide solutions to health issues and attract investors to the sector.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, stated this yesterday while fielding questions from newsmen in her office at Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Coker said that innovations would be brought to the fore, which would create economic empowerment and job opportunities.

According to her, Ogun State government would not take training and continuous professional development of its healthcare workers for granted, noting that delivery of quality services across the primary, secondary and tertiary tiers of the health sector remains a priority.

“Governor Dapo Abiodun-led government will not take the provision of qualitative health service for granted.

“Our vision is to make Ogun the health tourist destination of choice, that will attract all and sundry, including investors. This will provide economic empowerment and job opportunities for residents,” Coker noted.

The commissioner stated that renovation and equipping of primary health centres across the 236 wards in the state is ongoing, adding that every resident of the state must have access to quality healthcare irrespective of location.

She said: “The renovation and refurbishing of our health facilities will not leave out any tier.

“It will be across the board. We will also equip and staff these facilities adequately to ensure that the public is given the best service.”

She said that the scheme would cover pregnant women and children up till age five, including screening of communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Meanwhile, the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, has assured potential investors willing to invest in the state that land would be made available to them within 28 days.

Abiodun made this assurance while contributing to discussions at the Executive Council Strategic Retreat held at the TCC Resort Centre, Ogere, in Ikenne Local Council yesterday.

He said that this would enable those who want to access land to site their companies or agro-allied and manufacturing businesses do so in less then 28 days.

“We are working to ensure that land title deeds processing do not exceed 28 days.

“This is to eliminate the trouble of accessing land and that will improve our ease of doing business ranking”, he said.

He lamented the inability of the previous administrations to implement the Geographic Information System (GIS), noting that his administration would implement the system to enable it plan and administer its land resources adequately.


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