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USA Group Supports Ondo State Health Care Services With N10million Medical Meterials
The effort of the present administration in Ondo state to boost healthcare delivery system
received the blessing of a United |States of American based group, the African Business Owners Forun Incorporation ABOFI with donation of drugs and materials worth over 10million to the state specialist hospitals in Ondo and Akure by African Business Owners Forum Incorporation based in the USA . The group aimed at treating patients suffering from hypertension, diabetes mellitus and cancer.
Speaking at a program for mass campaign against hypertension and diabetes mellitus at the State
Specialist Hospital in Akure, the state governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko described the zeal by the US based
Medical experts offer free medical services to over 1000 patients and to partner with his administration to improve on the health quality of the people as symbolic. Dr Mimiko, who appreciated the act of patriotism displayed by the group, whose membership is not only from the state for leveraging on their expertise and connection to donate the drugs for improved healthcare delivery system in the state, however he reiterated his administration’s determination to provide quality healthcare services to the people wherever they reside in the state. ‘His words ‘we in government appreciate your concern to the healthcare of our people.
I must let you know that the present government in Ondo state is determined to provide quality healthcare to our people. This is what we have done when we came on board’.
‘We must also appreciate your patriotism. This is what we need to move our society forward. If we
Nigerians continue to exhibit that act of patriotism, this nation will continue to move forward’ said the
In her remarks, the head of the medical team, Dr. (Mrs) Olabisi Jagun, a Nephrologist from the USA,
explained that the gesture was due to the group’s appreciation of the vision and passion of Dr Mimiko’s
administration to add value to the health needs of the people. Dr. Jagun stated further that they were
moved by the governor’s presentation of his health agenda for the people of the state during his recent
official trip to the US, adding that the free medical services and the donation were meant to support him.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the medical mission team, Mr. Frank Akinkoye, commended the governor
for packaging the state for global attention, adding that most Nigerians in the Diaspora are now willing to
join him in transforming the state.
Ondo Set to Pay Minimum Wage
The Ondo State Government yesterday finally agreed to implement the N18,000 minimum wage for civil servants. The state Head of Service, Mr. Ajose Kudehinbu, who disclosed this while declaring open an e-Audit training programme organized by JK Consulting Company Limited in conjunction with Ondo State Government, said since the implementation was backed by law, state government had no option than to implement the new minimum wage.
He said: "Since the implementation of the new minimum wage has been backed by law, the state government will pay the N18,000 to its workers and this will commence as soon as federal government increases allocation to states".
The workers and the state government had reached agreement few days ago that N14,000 should be paid to the least paid workers in the state. The agreement was sequel to series of meetings held by government with the union leaders after public servants had gone on strike.
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