Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Sunday, visited Children Hospital Centre, Igboro, Ilorin, the state capital, as “part of his continuous assessment of various sectors and facilities to ensure effective service delivery”.
According to a statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, AbdulRazaq, who was received by the hospital staff and visitors, listened to them to hear their needs and complaints.
According to Ajakaye, the staff of the hospital explained that they are faced with different challenges as a result of negligence of previous administrations in the state.
They explained further that the hospital is short-staffed and their inability to discharge their duties efficiently was due to the inadequacy of equipment that are needed.
They craved the indulgence of the governor to come to the aid of the hospital in that regard.
AbdulRazaq promised to look into the challenges with the aim of proffering solutions to them promptly.
He emphasised that ensuring all children in Kwara get an adequate healthcare service is one of his utmost priorities because it is their right and not a mere privilege which must remain so moving forward.
The governor had earlier visited the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency Headquarters in Abuja to discuss on how the agency can partner with the state to facilitate speedy upgrade of the primary healthcare centers in Kwara state.
In fulfilling his promise to lift the faces of the dilapidated infrastructures across the state, AbdulRazaq also visited the Area 1 Court which was in “a state of eyesore and left unkempt by the last administrations when he visited few weeks ago” according to the governor’s spokesperson.
Ajakaye said the court building is presently undergoing a serious renovation under the new administration as approved by AbdulRazaq with the governor expressing satisfaction with the level of work being done as at now during his visit.
According to the governor’s spokesperson, AbdulRazaq ended his weekend with a courtesy visit to Alhaji Ahmad Yahaya Seriki, the Seriki Gambari of Ilorin.
“The Seriki Gambari received the governor warmly and appreciated his visitation while also admonishing the governor not to change his character as he remains the most respectful and responsive leader in Kwara’s history known to him.
“He furthered by commending the good works of the governor and prayed for the success of AbdulRazaq led administration,” Ajakaye added.