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By Kayode Ibikunle

The Authorities of Ijebu Ode Local Government in Ogun State, has stated her plans of upgrading Primary Health Care Services in the Council Area.

The Executive Chairman of the Local Government, Alhaji Babatunde EMILOLA-GAZAL,  stated this while hosting the Chairman, Ogun State Local Government Service Commission, Barr. Olubukunola ONABANJO, and Members of the Commission, who paid him a courtesy visit in his Itoro, Ijebu Ode office, on Monday.

Alhaji EMILOLA-GAZAL who was full of praises to the local government employees for their diligence, hinted of his plans of launching an awareness campaign in order to draw people’s attention to the good services being rendered at the various health facilities of the local government.

According to the Chairman, he is a living testimony of the professional expertise of the healthcare service providers, having enjoyed such people-oriented and quality healthcare delivery in one of the health centres in the past.

The Chairman then requested for the posting of a Medical Doctor to replace the immediate-past Medical Officer of Health and Primary Health Care Coordinator, Dr. Adeolu OLUFOWOBI, who was recently appointed the Permanent Secretary of the Local Government Service Commission, Ogun State.

Alhaji EMILOLA-GAZAL thanked and commended the Head of Local Government Administration, Alhaji Onagbenga ONAYEMI; the Director, General Services and Administration, Mr. Oluseye SOYOYE; and Members of the Management Team, for their cooperation and support.

The Council Boss also used the opportunity to intimate his visitors of his administration’s Public-Private Partnership Initiative which has been yielding results, particularly in the beautification and restoration of the environment.

Responding, the Chairman of the Local Government Service Commission, Barr. Olubukunola ONABANJO, said the Commission has already noted the Chairman’s request, which according to her is a general one, that also apply to other local governments, and that the Commission is considering filling some vacant key establishment positions, to beef up manpower at the various local governments.

On the Chairman’s entourage were Hon. Lukmon ADIRO; Otunba Koye Martins IJADUOYE; Dr. Olusesan FAGBAYI; and Balogun Olatunde RUFAI; Commissioners I-IV, respectively; Dr Adeolu OLUFOWOBI, Permanent Secretary of the Commission; and Mrs. Olubukunola ADENIREGUN, Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Local Government Pensions, Ogun State.

Also on the LGSC Chairman’s team were Engr. Babatunde ODUNLAMI, FNSE; Engr. Mohammed ABBASS FNSE, Directors of Appointment, Discipline and Pension; and Promotion, Posting, and Transfer, respectively, at the commission; and Mr. Bosun ONABANJO, Head, Information Unit, at the commission.

In attendance at the meeting were Hon. Dare ALEBIOSU, Vice Chairman; Alhaji Onagbenga ONAYEMI, HOLGA; and Mr. Oluseye SOYOYE, DGSA.


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