Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has stated that the provision of the different Medical Infrastructure Projects in Lagos is to ensure the delivery of modern medical facilities that will strengthen the capacity of the State’s healthcare system ostensibly to meet the needs of the people. 

The Governor gave the remark on Wednesday during the formal commissioning of Medical Infrastructure Projects at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja, Lagos. 

Governor Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, noted the facilities have been provided in fulfilment of his administration’s promises and commitment to the good people of Lagos State under the Health and Environment Pillar of his administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S development agenda.

The Governor said, “This event is taking place in the Lagos West Senatorial District as part of activities to usher in the second term tenure of our administration which will commence on Monday, May 29 with a formal inauguration”.

While appreciating the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire for the donation of a 124-Bed SDG Multipurpose Medical Building, Sanwo-Olu stated that “I have no doubt in my mind that with this facility, and several others that have been put in place in other parts of the country, we are on the path to improving our nation’s Human Capital Development Index and achieving the set targets under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”.

According to him, the building is well equipped with modern medical care facilities comprising four medical schools in the areas of Anesthesia Technology, Echocardiography, Orthopaedic Cast Technology and Post Graduate Nursing will significantly raise the status of LASUTH as a leading/award-winning Medical School and Centre of Excellence in Healthcare Service Delivery.

The Medical Infrastructures Projects commissioned in LASUTH include; the Multipurpose Hospital Building, House Officer’s Quarters, Ambulance Bay, Special Service Centre and School of Basic Medical Sciences Building (LASUCOM) and basketball courts. 

He, therefore, urged the management of LASUTH to prioritise the care and maintenance of the facilities, saying “We are committed to doing more in our second term to raise the bar of excellence further”.

Earlier in her remarks, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire noted that Lagos being the most populous state in the country deserves the provision of necessary medical Infrastructures. 

She averred that the infrastructure will take care of all Nigerians residing in the state, adding that ” I am aware that not only Lagosians receive healthcare from LASUTH, but that is also why this project is important to ensure that people residing in Lagos receive needed healthcare services”.

Similarly, the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi noted that the commissioning of the different edificial Infrastructures is significant as they enhance the complete cycle of healthcare delivery to Lagosians, adding that the event is an encompassing change of medical and other allied health professionals in this day and age” 

In a similar event, speaking at the formal commissioning of MBA-Cardoso Street, at Ajeromi-Ifeloju Local Government Area, the Governor also noted that his administration will continue to expand the transportation sector, which includes the provision of modern and sustainable road infrastructure as part of activities to herald a new administration. 

He added that his administration is committed to improving commuters’ travel experience, saving important man-hours that would have been otherwise lost to traffic; providing better riding surfaces; boosting interconnectivity and generally making life more meaningful to commuters in Lagos State.

Also, in her welcome address, Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Aramide Adeyoye stated the Sanwo-Olu administration has kept its promise to improve the quality of life of the people and drive massive socio-economic growth through infrastructure upgrade and renewal.

She added that “the commitment of this administration to put in place infrastructure that will enhance the well-being of Lagosians and empower them across economic activities is brought to the fore”.

The Special Adviser, however, appealed to the Ajeromi community members to protect them, ensure sustainability and optimise the level-of-service outcome in return for the most cost-effective financial input into the project.

In his remarks, the Executive Chairman, Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government, Hon. Fatal Adekunle Ayoola stated that the rehabilitation of the Mba-Cardoso road has brought great relief to the residents of Ajeromi-Ifelodun.

He added that the successful rehabilitation of the 3km road is “a dividend of democracy, reaching the doorstep of the masses in Ajegunle, through the State’s government capacity driven administrative insights”.

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