We Have Fixed Infrastructures In Education, Other Sectors, Says Gov. AbdulRazaq

    L-R: Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq; Alhaji Raheem Adedoyin; Eesa of Oro High Chief Taye Otunola; Iyaloja of Oro market Mulikat Jimoh; and Hon. Awodiji Felix; during the Governor's visit to commiserate with marketers who lost their properties in Monday tu's fire outbreak at Oro central market in Irepodun LGA of the state, on Tuesday.

    …visits victims of Oro Central Market’s fire

    By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara

    Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq said that his administration has fixed infrastructures in the education, road, and health sectors.

    The governor announced on Tuesday the expansion of the provision of health services and ending decades of people of the area traveling elsewhere to access healthcare.

    He noted that state would begin the upgrade and equipping of the Oro General Hospital in the next quarter.

    The governor spoke in Oro town where he had gone to commiserate with victims of Monday afternoon’s inferno at the Oro Central Market in which at least 30 shops got burnt.

    He said: “I have come to see firsthand to know what the real issues are as a follow up to the visit I made to this place before.

    “Now, it is time to actualise our plans for the general hospital. It is going to be expensive but we will start very soon within the next quarter and ensure that the people of Oro get (more) dividends of democracy.

    “I thank the staff; they have been dedicated despite the challenges.

    “Going to two years now, we have fixed infrastructures in education, road and health sectors, especially in primary health care. So, we need to move to secondary and tertiary health care. General Hospital Oro is one of the hospitals serving many communities in the state.”

    AbdulRazaq said the upgrade of the health facility will build public confidence in the hospital and make health care accessible to the people.

    “First of all, we will make sure that the wards are renovated and put in liveable condition.

    “We will also increase the number of staff and build confidence so that members of this community can patronise the hospital instead of going to Omu-Aran or Offa,” he said.

    He said the government will supply modern equipment and other required facilities to make it functional to the satisfaction of the people of the area.

    “We will make things work here by giving the hospital the right equipment. We will also provide imaging equipment and making sure the pharmacy is working with right power supply,” he added.

    He said the work at the long-abandoned General Hospital will be followed by interventions in the moribund Iludun Oro Waterworks.

    The Governor had earlier inspected the Oro Central market where he directed the state emergency agency to get the data of the victims and extent of the damage to determine the government’s support.

    “We have set the state emergency management agency in motion to take enumeration. We will mitigate the loss for the individuals who have lost properties.

    “The incident is quite unfortunate and we stand by the victims at this trying period,” AbdulRazaq said.

    He commended the people of Oro Kingdom for always coming together to offer communal support at every stage of their development.

    Accompanied by a member of Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon. Felix Awodiji; chairman Irepodun local government transition committee, Jide Oyinloye; Government Task Force on Environment Chairman, AbdulRazaq Jiddah and former Commissioner of Information and All Progressives Congress chieftain Raheem Adedoyin, the governor had earlier visited the palace of the Oloro of Oro Kingdom, Oba AbdulRafiu Ajiboye Oyelaran.

    Eesa of Oro, High Chief Taye Otunola, who spoke on behalf of the monarch, said the community will remain grateful for the prompt intervention of Governor AbdulRazaq less than 24hrs after the incident.

    Iyaloja of Oro Mulikat Jimoh commended the Governor for his prompt visit and sought more support to market men and women in the community.

    The governor also inspected Kwara State College of Education and Iludun-Oro Water Works.







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