Ondo State Council of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) has commissioned a six room Guest House located at the Union’s Secretariat in Akure, Ondo State capital.
The commissioning was held at the weekend as part of activities to celebrate the 2021 Workers’ Day.
The six room chalet was the project of a former state chairman of the union, High Chief Akuresanmi Amusa which was completed by the present leadership of the union.
Speaking on the project, the State Chairman of the union, Comrade Fakinlede Alake congratulated his predecessor for initiating the project, adding that he was part of the few members appointed to supervise the project.
“I was the chairman of the Building Committee set up to monitor the project; unfortunately the administration of Comrade Akuresanmi could not complete the project; so, there no way I will abandon the project which I played a pivotal role”.
Also addressing the ceremony, Comrade Fakinlede said, aside solving the problem of accommodation to visiting members, the Guest House would serve as another source of revenue for the union.
“Our monthly due is no longer adequate to run the day to day activities of the union; there is need to think outside the box which gave birth to the guest house”.
He commended the vision of Union’s past leaders whose projections years back has now become a reality.
The Guest House was commissioned by High Chief Akuresanmi Amusa, the former Chairman of the Union.
While answering questions from newsmen, Amusa said:
“I commissioned the administrative block and the union’s hall; with all these facilities, I thought it wise to build a guest house that will accommodate our visitors and at the same time serve as another source of revenue to us”.
Mrs Bola Akinyanmi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture and Tourism commended the initiative of the union’s leadership, noting that members monthly dues were put into good use by the executive.
She pleaded with the health workers to continue to provide quality service to the people, saying the percentage payment of salary in the state is a matter of time which will soon fizzle out.
Labour leaders led by the NLC Chairman, Comrade Sunday Adeleye-Oluwole, were among the top dignitaries present at the event.