…Attracts Kwara State Government’s commitment to reactivate Oro General Hospital
The Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed has promised the people of Okeola-Oro in Irepodun local government council area, that the refurbishment and renovation of Oro General Hospital is underway, especially with the capturing of it in the 2016 budget with an allocation of N150million.
He spoke through the Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Sulaiman Bolaji Alege, who also informed that all paperwork had been concluded but a snag holding execution was the encroachment on the site assuring that once the issue was resolved, work on the General Hospital would commence.
This emphatic statement was greeted with a loud applause from indigenes and visitors alike, who were present to honor one of their own, Alhaji Taiwo Mustapha, whose foundation – Taiwo Mustapha Foundation championed the renovation and equipping of the Oro Primary Healthcare Centre with state of the art medical facilities for testing all ailments especially BP, sugar level, eye diseases, prostate cancer, etc.
Alhaji Taiwo Mustapha is a prominent indigene of Okeola-Oro, whose generosity knew no bounds and cuts across all religions, tribes, cultures and place of origin.
Everyone who spoke about Alhaji Mustapha, led by the Oloro of Oro, Oba Abdulrafiu Oyelaran, spoke glowingly about him as a bridge builder, who continued to do what he had been good at doing for several decades, and for no pecuniary reasons but for the love of serving mankind with all that Almighty Allah had blessed him with.
Alhaji Taiwo Mustapha publicly declared that he was not doing all ascribed to him, to gain cheap popularity, with a view to vying for public office, but to satisfy an inner urge to render service, especially to his community.
His foundation-TMF, which was officially launched on the day of the commissioning of the Oro Healthcare Centre, was a vehicle designed to empower the youths, sponsor the needy to acquire requisite education for self-development and healthcare delivery to his community and beyond.
The sister to Alhaji Mustapha, who is a practicing Registered Nurse in the UK and Canada, Mrs. Atinuke Balogun gave a health regulating, preventive and sustenance talk, which cut across all age groups, directing those with symptoms of whatever ailment to seek health practitioners’ attention immediately, whenever they feel any discomfort in their body system.
She pleaded with the Commissioner for Health to post a resident doctor to the healthcare Centre, for the full potential of the Oro healthcare Centre to be realized.
National President of the Association of Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) and the occasion’s Guest of Honour, Prince Olayiwola Shittu gave a short remark about Alhaji Taiwo Mustapha, who is a Board of Trustee (BOT) of ANLCA member.
He recalled how they met in Port Harcourt several decades back and thereafter cultivated a mutually beneficial relationship that had stood the test of time.
On behalf of himself and family, he made a token donation towards the sustenance of the Oro Healthcare Centre. This was appreciated by the community.
Others on the entourage of the National President were Prince Kayode Oyinlola, immediate past chairman of Tin Can chapter of ANLCA, Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to the National President, Ashiwaju Bolade Oladipo, legal adviser to the Tin Can Chapter- Oviem Imonite(aka De Law).
ANLCA members that were also present in support of Alhaji Mustapha’s commitment to selfless service to his community were Hajia Bola Muse, Treasurer of Apapa chapter, Tina of MMI Airport chapter and others.
The event was spiced with a lot of teachings of Islam, reading from the Holy Quran, cultural display, a solidarity/support show by students of Oro College of Education and a soul lifting lecture by the Imam Agba of Oro, Alhaji Taofeeq Sanusi.
The event drew to a close with the formal commissioning of the Oro Healthcare Centre by the Honorable Commissioner for Health Kwara State, Alhaji Sulaiman Bolaji Alege.
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