Ado-Odo/Ota Commissions Primary Health Centre
ADO-Odo/Ota Local Government, Ogun State has officially commissioned a Primary Health Centre, constructed in partnership with Binatone Global Appliances Nigeria Limited for the use of Iloye community and its environs.
The idea was conceived in 2007 when the community felt the nearest government Health Centre to them is approximately five kilometres away, which is not good for any emergency.
Through the Chairman of Ifedapo Agbewa CDA, Mr. Joseph Babayemi, help came from Binatone as it approved the sum of N5 million for the project, with the foundation laying ceremony conducted on July 20, 2013. The sum of N3m was later added to make a total sum of N8 million, before it was handed over to the local government on November 22, 2014.
In his address, the representative of Binatone, Babayemi, who thanked individuals and corporate bodies for the judicious use of the money and their donations, appealed to the council to make the roads motorable to make it accessible to neighbouring communities.
He rues the epileptic power supply in the area, appealing for urgent attention in that area.
Executive Chairman of the council, Rotimi Rahmon said the project would have direct bearing on the lives of the people.
He said the company has proved to be alive to its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as required by law, adding that other corporate organisations should emulate such gesture for their host communities.
Rahmon charged the people to maintain the medical equipment, saying government’s property should be regarded as public’s collective property.
The Director of Health of the council, Dr. Daniel Adesanya said the present administration in the local government met 29-health centre, which has increased to 44.
He noted that the council has done its best, hence the need for communities around to buckle up and ensure that the equipments are not under-utilised.