Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, has assured the people of the state that implementation of projects in all sectors will not be influenced by political partisanship but equity and fairness.
Governor Ahmed gave this commitment while commissioning the N600m rehabilitated and equipped general hospitals in Offa and Omu-Aran in Offa and Irepodun Local Government Areas of the state respectively, as part of the government’s effort to provide a health system that is modern, affordable and accessible.
“My administration’s strides in the health sector testify to our recognition of quality healthcare as a precondition for sustained human capital development.
“We have demonstrated this commitment through the remodelling of Offa, Ilorin, Omu-Aran, Share and Kaiama General Hospitals as well as the distribution of drugs and equipment to 13 general hospitals and 43 primary healthcare centres,” he said.
The governor restated his administration’s resolve to compliment its determination to build the state’s human capital development through functional education, entrepreneurship and access to quality healthcare.
Ahmed called for greater synergy between the state government and the communities in order to have a state built firmly “on the foundations of equity, justice and inclusive governance; that guarantees all citizens a chance to achieve their highest aspirations subject only to the limits of their capacities”.
The state Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Kayode Abdulissa, in his address, said the rehabilitated general hospitals had locational value of serving as referral centres for the surrounding primary healthcare centres.
This, according to him, would aid the attainment of the target of Millennium Development Goals, including the reduction of maternal mortality infectious diseases and child death.