Determined to meet the needs of the Akile/Eleweran/Modomo communities in Iremo Ward 1, Ife Central Local Government Area chairman Adeyera Elugbaju put aside festivities on the last day of last year to lay the foundation of a mini-primary health care centre for them.
And to demonstrate how passionately committed to the project he was, he pledged that the project would be delivered in 60 days.
” By the end of February, by the grace of God’ we shall be here to commission the new primary health care centre. I have made all necessary arrangements.
Speaking amidst intermittent hailing of “Yera is ok” by well wishers, he explained how the untimely loss of the wife of the Bale of Akile, Chief Olusegun led to the clamour of the community for a facility that could provide emergency services.
He said the new facility, when completed, will increase the number of such health facilities in the ward to four and improve the chances of saving more lives.
One of the guests at the event, former chairman of Ejigbo Local Council.Development Area and ex-Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Lagos State, Mr.Kehinde Bamigbetan commended Hon.Elugbaju for the initiative adding that access to health facilities would help the community develop.
Appreciating the gesture, the Bale of Akile, Chief Olusegun said he was surprised that the local government fulfilled the promise to lay the project’s foundation in December. As he counted the days to the last, he had given up on the council and taken it as another deception of politicians.
However, when he saw the chairman’s delegation’s convoy, he was happy that the chairman could actually be a man of his words.
On the chairman’s delegation were the council manager Mrs. Aromolaran and departmental heads.
The community was also represented by the leaders of the community development association and religious leaders.