Kwara State governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, at the weekend, lauded the initiative of Igbomina community in healthcare delivery.
Speaking at the kick-off of Igbomina Mobile Clinic in Ajasepo, Kwara State, Governor Ahmed said the initiative was complementary of the great strides of his administration in the health sector.
The governor’s representative and Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Atolagbe Alege, presented the state government’s donation of N500, 000, drugs and mosquito nets to support the project.
The Kwara State Hospitals Management Bureau also donated drugs to the Igbomina project which focuses on silent killer diseases like hypertension, diabetes and malaria.
In his welcome address, the Project Implementation Committee Chairman, Mr. Emmanuel Adewuyi, said a roster had been prepared for the mobile clinic to cover the nooks and crannies of Igbominaland in Kwara State.
Royal fathers, top government officials, community leaders and other members of the community witnessed the epochal event at the sprawling Olupo’s palace.
The programme was sponspored by the Igbomina Community North American Foundation.
On government entourage were the Special Adviser, Infrastructure, Mr. Yinka Olaoye; Permanent Secretary, Special Services in Governor’s Office, Alhaji Abdulrauf Ayinla; the Director-General, Kwara State Hospitals Management Bureau, Dr. Bunmi Jetawo-Winter; Director of Finance and Administration, Ministry of Health, Alhaji Ibrahim Yahaya and other top government officials.
The royal fathers at the ceremony, led by Olupo of Ajasepo and Chairman of Igbomina /Ekiti Traditional Council, Oba Sikiru Woleola Sanni, included the Arepo-Elese of Igbaja, Oba Ahmed Awuni Babalola; the Olusin of Isanlu-Isin, Oba Solomon Oloyede; the Oloro of Oro, Oba Abbdulrafiu Ajiboye Oyelaran I; the Elesie of Esie, Oba Yakubu Babalola; the Olusin of Ijara-Isin, Oba Omoniyi Bamigbe; the Alaran of Arandun, Oba Ibikunle Ayinla Adekanye; the Alaran of Aranorin, Oba Joseph Oyeyipo Babalola; the Aala of Ilala, Oba Abdulwahab Adeyemi and other traditional rulers.
Members of the political class in attendance were the Chairmen of Ifelodun Local Government Area, Mr Babatunde Abdulsalam; his Isin counterpart, Mr Abdulmoroof Thanni , the Vice Chairman of Irepodun Local Government Area, Mrs Comfort Ajiboye and other local government officials.
Other dignitaries at the event included the leadership of Omo Bibi Ibile Igbomina led by its National President, Engineer Timothy Adebayo, and representatives of the various Igbomina groups across the country.
Dr. O.M. Babalola led the medical team at the ceremony that comprises volunteer doctors, nurses and other health officials.