Healthcare delivery in Akoko North East and West council area of Ondo state, has received a boost with the donation of two modern Ambulances, 10 tricycle ambulances, 4 motorcycles and multi-million naira hospital equipment by the federal lawmaker representing the area in the National Assembly, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo.
The healthcare support items were in addition to two 18 seater buses donated to the each of the traditional rulers’ council in the area as well as scores of empowerment items given to political leaders.
The distribution ceremony held at Tunji-Ojo’s Okeagbe country home attracted leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the state, including the Acting Chairman, Ade Adetimehin
Addressing the large gathering of constituents, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) said the equipment were to help residents in the area have better and easier access to quality healthcare, especially during the COVID 19 pandemic.
He said it was also a reflection of the commitment of the ruling APC to improve the wellbeing of the people, particularly their health.
Olubunmi Tunji Ojo promised to commission more roads when he marks his second term in office in addition to more people oriented projects.
“Health is wealth. Our party believes in the well being of the people. This is evident in the massive road construction across the federal constituency and what we are distributing today.
“We are on the way to the promised land and we are not going back. In June, by the grace of God, we will commission more roads. Akoko will keep progressing.” He assured
He expressed appreciation to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for his support and assured that Akoko solidly remains behind him.
The Acting state APC chairman Ade Adetimehin while performing the ceremonial cutting of tape to flag off the distribution of the medical equipment appreciated Bunmi Tunji-Ojo for making the people’s need a priority.
He said the party is proud of the Federal Lawmaker for being a shining and worthy representative.
Speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers, the Zaki of Arigidi, Oba Yisa Olanipekun and Olukare of Ikare, Oba Akadiri Momoh appreciated the lawmaker for the buses saying it will go a long way in helping them move around for official duties.
The Directors of the Primary Healthcare in the two council areas, Dr Bola Arounmolase and Dr Sunday Aliyu said the initiative will help address the deficit in the health centers in the area.
Other items including refrigerators, mattresses and generating set among others were distributed to health facilities and constituents in the area.
Also at the event, hundreds of opposition party members from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and others joined the ruling APC in Akoko North West Local Government.