The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, made it known that he bears no grudge against the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde over the location of the Police Mobile Force, Ago-Are in Oke Ogun axis of the state.
Oba Adeyemi, who stated this while receiving the governor on a courtesy visit today, said if he had any grudge, he would have communicated to the governor.
The Governor who was in
Oyo to commission the newly renovated and equipped Primary Health Care Centre, Aafin, Oyo stated that within the next three years, his administration will revitalise at least 351 Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) across at the rate of one per ward, adding that his administration decided to give priority to Primary Health Care centres as they are the closest to the people.
While speaking on the Mobile Police base, the governor said he had no knowledge of the letter said to have been written by the Alaafin, declaring that he had, in September 2019, secured the approval of the Inspector General of Police to site a Mobile Police Force base in Oke Ogun to stem kidnapping and other crimes.
Governor Makinde equally stated that the effort to renovate and equip the PHCs was already on, with the remodelling of Oranyan Primary Health Care, Ibadan; ALGON Comprehensive Health Centre, Eyin Grammar, Ibadan and the Aafin Oyo PHC.
He noted that the state is providing 1Billion Naira to start the campaign to revitalise the PHCs, while it has also put an agreement in place to find means, on a monthly basis, to continue the campaign.
He added that within the time frame given, every ward in Oyo State would get a standard Primary Health Care centre.
Similarly, the Executive Secretary of the Primary Health Care Board Dr. Muideen Olatunji, said PHCs in Oyo State have suffered neglect in the state for close to two decades, adding that “to have a sustainable, robust health service delivery, we need a very strong Primary Health Care system.”
He commended Governor Makinde for his commitment to strengthening the primary healthcare system in the state in line with his vision on health as one of the pillars of the administration.
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