Ikole community celebrates upgrade of hospital to Federal Medical Centre

…donates 20hectres of land to support project

…appreciates President Tinubu, Governor Oyebanji, and others for facilitating such development project

From Bola Ogunlayi, Ibadan.

People of Ikole Ekiti,headquarters of Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State in large number,on Wednesday, took to the streets of the town to celebrate the recent upgrade of the Ikole Special Hospital to Federal Medical Centre(FMC).

The large turnout in colourful fashion demonstrates their mood and sense of appreciation to President Bola Tinubu and the Ekiti state Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, for making it possible for the people to see the hospital upgrade.

The joyous citizens earlier converged at the Palace of the Elekole of Ikole Ekiti before moving to the major roads where their leaders took to turns to addressing them on the good news and development.

The aged,middle aged and youth danced round the community with various placards with inscriptions such as, “Thank You Mr President, Health Care Transformation Approved, Ikole FMC is a reality, Thank You Oyebanji”, just to mention but a few.

In their separate remarks, the Sajowa of Ikole Ekiti, High Chief Oluwasayo Okunola, the Asolo of Ikole who is also the Chairman Traditional Chiefs in Ekiti, Chief Olu Ogunsakin said the appreciation walk was to show how excited the community is and to thank President Tinubu and Governor Oyebanji for the opportunity afforded them.

According to them, the hospital will enhance better access to qualitative health care delivery by people and fast-track economic growth.

Like oliver Twist, the community leaders called on government to assist in putting an end to the upsurge in kidnapping in the area and providing them with more social amenities.

They confirmed that twenty hectares of land has been donated to support the swift take-off of the medical Centre.

Also, in their contributions, the Alamo of Ilamo, Oba Adebayo Awoseyila, the Chairman, Ikole Local Government, Chief Bayo Omojola and Chairperson, Ikole West LCDA, Mrs. Mosunmola Adeyemo affirmed that the location of the FMC in Ikole is a blessing.

They are of the strong belief that the hospital would attract infrastructure development and create employment for the teeming youths.

In the same vein,some women in the community affirmed that the new hospital would put an end to the era of traveling to Ado Ekiti and Ido to get health care services.

According to them,it would bridge the gap of distance,as many indigines and patients have lost their lives before getting to the distanced hospitals whenever there are health challenges.


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