Former President Olusegun Obasanjo drew the attention of the Ogun state government to the poor conditions of a health care facility at his ancestral home in the Ibogun-Olaogun area of the state’s Ifo local government area.
Obasanjo said the substandard health center was serving 40 communities in the council, saying it had become overburdened.
The former president said this at the celebration of Ibogun Olaogun Day 2022, held in the city on Monday.
He said: “This health care center needs the attention of the state government, as some 40 communities patronize the existing health center, while the facility has been overloaded.”
Obasanjo hinted that the new city hall and palace projects will be carried out with vigor “and, as usual, we will be prudent in spending your donations to achieve the completion of the projects.”
Highlights of the ceremony included the distribution of free glasses to assessed beneficiaries and the distribution of free solar torches with Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi and his photographs of Ahmed Datti in memorabilia.
Earlier, Ibogun Olaogun Project coordinator Wole Adebayo said that Obasanjo spent around N15m in the 2021-2022 school session on academic and infrastructure needs in his council.
Adebayo thanked the former president for his support in the development of the town.
He said, “We will always cherish Baba for his love and affection for this people.
“He has spent over N10m on the educational development of our new primary school.
“This is on top of the N5m he spent on building desks and chairs for the school.
“Our goal now is the establishment of the school laboratory and other amenities for the successful use of the students.”
In addition, the president of the Ibogun Olaogun Community Development Association, Chief Olatunji Okunade, hinted that the continued increase in the number of students necessitated the need to undertake and complete the third phase of the school construction project, which he said included the ground floor of eight classrooms.
He appealed to the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, “to help upgrade our health center facilities to the standard of a general hospital to effectively meet the health care responsibilities of people in 36 Ibogun communities.”