Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat has stated that the present administration will continue to initiate and provide basic infrastructure that will have positive impacts on the socio-economic development of the people and mitigate against rural-urban migration.
Dr. Hamzat gave the assurance today while speaking at the commissioning and handing over of Iraye Primary Health Care Centre, Iraye-Oke, Siwola Road, Odosiwola and Mojoda Market, Mojoda all in Eredo Local Council Development Area, Epe which were facilitated by Honourable Member, Representing Epe Federal Constituency, Hon. Tasir Olawale Raji.
He added that the administration will also put in place appropriate mechanisms and measures geared towards making life more meaningful and comfortable for all Lagosians as it is devoted to alleviating the various challenges facing the citizenry.
While noting that the projects commissioned would have a multiplier effect on the socio-economic development of the community, save lives and bring governance closer to the people, Hamzat added that the state government understands the importance of quality healthcare and the provision of basic infrastructure in boosting commercial and economic activities in the state and local communities.
He said, “As the saying goes, Health is Wealth and a healthy nation is said to be a wealthy nation. Given that, the significance of sound healthcare delivery in the socio-economic development of any society becomes very imperative and one can therefore appreciate the provision of the newly constructed Primary Healthcare Centre to serve the immediate medical and healthcare needs of the community”.
The Deputy Governor said, “The projects being commissioned today, were carefully selected and aimed at further enhancing the living standard of citizens of the communities and ensuring that the people at the grassroots also enjoy the dividends of democracy, which is our plan for an all-inclusive governance”.
While commending Hon. Tafsir Olawale Raji for the initiative and gesture, the deputy governor urged other parliamentarians to emulate his kind gesture and ensure that they embark on life-touching projects that will improve the quality of lives of their constituents.
He also called on the people of the communities where the projects were located to take ownership of the infrastructure and ensure that they jealously guide them for the good use of all.
Earlier in his speech, the House of Representatives Member (Epe Federal Constituency), Hon. Tasir Olawale Raji stated that the construction of the 20-bed Primary Healthcare Centre in Iraye is necessary to fill the gap and bring healthcare services closer to the people.
He added that “The Primary Healthcare Centre became very pressing considering the unavailability of any public health institutions within the community which is one of the fastest growing settlements not just in Eredo Local Council Development Area but in Epe Federal Constituency”.
Hon. Raji noted that the Shiwola Road in Odosiwola which is a strategic road that connects around 10 communities to the Epe-Ijebu Ode Express Road was in a total disrepair state but presently accessible and in a good condition, reiterating that the road is now motorable and fitted with solar street light that makes the road passable, to boost nightlife and security in that axis
Raji said the newly built primary healthcare centre can accommodate 20 in-patients at a time and has a pharmacy, consulting rooms, medical laboratory, and labour room.
While highlighting the different ongoing projects in Epe Federal Constituency, the Hon. Raji commended the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu for his support of the numerous projects being cited within Epe Federal Constituency.
In his goodwill message, the Lagos State Chairman, All Progressives Congress, Hon. Cornelius Ojelabi charged the people to take ownership of all the newly commissioned infrastructures, urging them to protect them and ensure they meet the purpose they were provided for.
He commended the House of Representatives member (Epe Federal Constituency), Wale Raji for his quality representation at the Green Chamber of the National Assembly, adding that his election by the people of Epe Constituency is yielding the dividend for democracy for the people.