Osun State governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said his administration’s policies and programmes are driven by the people’s demands.
He said the administration regarded health and infrastructure as the most crucial for human, social and economic development.
The governor stated this during the inauguration of the ultra modern Olowu Kuta’s palace in Kuta, Aiyedire Local Government Area; the Nigerian Army cottage hospital in Asamu, Olaoluwa Local Government Area and bridges that link Kuta-Ikoyi-Ede road built by the Nigerian Army.
Inaugurating the cottage hospital in Asamu, Oyetola noted that the administration’s health intervention was done in line with international best practices as it provides modern equipment, quality and adequate drugs.
Oyetola who reiterated that quality and affordable healthcare remains the foundation for the attainment of his administration’s dreams, noted that his government adopted a holistic approach to healthcare delivery and has been executing it assiduously to ensure optimal healthcare delivery for residents of the State.
He said, “Our policies and programmes are driven by our people’s demands. Our pact with them is to provide quality and equitable services in all the sectors of the state’s economy. In less than two years, our achievements bear eloquent testimony to this fact.
“As a government, we regard health as the most crucial resource for human, social and economic development. Consequently, three months after coming into office, we flagged off the revitalisation of nine General Hospitals and 332 Primary Health Centres- one per ward across the state. Of the number, 280 of these PHCs are so far ready and they are currently providing health service for our people across the three Senatorial Districts. The other health centres are at various stages of completion.
“We instituted Osun Health Insurance Scheme shortly after coming into office to ensure affordable health delivery and we continue to pay premium for the aged and vulnerable so that our citizens can be captured in our quality and equitable health delivery net.
“Our health intervention is done in line with best practices as we are providing modern equipment, quality and adequate drugs, while also employing technology to power health delivery and training and retraining of staff for efficient health delivery.
“Quality and affordable healthcare remains the foundation for the attainment of our dreams and the good life at the personal and institutional levels”.
While inaugurating the bridges, Governor Oyetola lauded the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai for the hands of fellowship and prompt support his leadership has been extending to the people of the State.
Governor Oyetola who said roads and bridges are crucial to the socio-economic life and development of the people as they are harbingers of wealth, noted that the construction of the bridges in Kuta by the Nigerian Army “speaks loud of the Army as a people-oriented organisation which is resolved to foster cordial relationships as part of the non-kinetic operations designed to improve Army operations and restore peace to the nation.
In his remarks, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, said the need to construct the bridge was in furtherance of the Nigerian Army’s social corporate service to the people of the country.
He said the gesture was an attestation to the fact that Nigerian Army had gone beyond the provision of adequate security and protection of lives and property of the citizens but also contributing significantly to the growth and development of the society.
Buratai who commended Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and Oba Makama for their unflinching support for the military particularly the Nigerian Army, reassured the Army’s avowed commitment to rid Nigeria of all forms of security challenges in no distant time.