The Governor of Ekiti State, Biodun Oyebanji, has reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensuring the comprehensive renovation of all government hospitals across the state.
He said the plan is to ensure an effective healthcare delivery system in the state.
The governor, who spoke at the General Hospital, Ilawe-Ekiti, during an unscheduled visit to the facility, expressed dissatisfaction with the current state of the hospital.
Consequently, he made a personal donation of a 7.5kva generator to the hospital, to boost its services and bring about effective service delivery.
He assured that the hospital would get a facelift in the subsequent phase of the hospital renovation exercise in the state.
Oyebanji commended staff of the hospital for their perseverance, commitment and dedication to their duty in spite of the challenges of dilapidated facilities and structures in the hospital.
“I don’t want you to be discouraged and I don’t want you to despair because you are dealing with lives.
“You may not like this situation, it would have been worse than this if you were not here. I want you to be encouraged and as a government, we would support you. I will also talk to prominent indigenes of this town to do something about the facility here,” he said.
While addressing some residents of the town, he promised that the road linking Ilawe-Ekiti to Ikere-Ekiti would be revisited.
He said his government had begun the process to mobilise the contractors handling the project to site.
He also assured youths in the state that the government would soon inaugurate programmes that would empower them.
Oyebanji also paid an unscheduled visit to Technical College, Igbara Odo, where he inspected the ongoing renovation of the school
He noted that his administration would boost vocational education and make it attractive to the citizens as one of the pathways to entrepreneurship.
He, however, appealed to prominent indigenes of the state to contribute their quotas in ensuring the well-being of government facilities in their localities.