A ten kilowatts solar power facility has been installed at the Idi Ogungun Primary Health Center in Ibadan North Local Government area of Oyo State by the Oyo State Government. This installation will make the activities of the health practitioners in the hospital easier.
Solar power will provide electricity for the health facility and preserve drugs and equipment.
Barrister Temilolu Seun Ashamu, Oyo State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, while inaugurating the project over the weekend, restarted the Governor Seyi Makinde administration is committed to the welfare of the masses.
The commissioner said the provision of sustainable healthcare is one of the four cardinal programmes of this administration. There was a need to provide a stable power supply for primary health facilities since the grassroots residents mainly utilise them.
He advised the people to take proper care of the Solar System and secure it well, so it can serve them better, adding that the people should pay back the kind gesture of governor Seyi Makinde by supporting his government at all levels.
“This project is going to help give a dependable and stable power to this health facility, as we all know that most equipment they use here are always in need of electricity, the freezers where vaccines and other medical drugs that need a certain per cent of cool temperature must be on, while electronics they use should not be without power.
“It is a reflection of the interest of our governor on promoting the healthcare sector, to give our people the desired medical care, which is the essence of a good government.
“We appeal to the community leaders and stakeholders in community development in this local government to give adequate attention to protecting and maintaining this facility from getting spoilt or stolen.”
He said the Light Up Project being of the State government, executed by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, is part of the present administration’s resolution to provide a steady power supply to improve socio-economic and commercial activities of the people.
Pastor Olumuyiwa Olaoye, the Head of Local Government Administration (HLA), Ibadan North Local Government Area, who spoke at the commissioning ceremony, lauded the Oyo state government for the project, saying it would serve as an alternative to power supply from the national grid, which is not reliable to take care of the electricity needs of the healthcare sector.
Hon. Ayedun Adio, a community leader who spoke with reporters at the commissioning, was appreciated the incumbent administration in Oyo State for fulfilling the expectations of the people and the promises made to them during the campaign period of the 2019 general elections by Governor Seyi Makinde.