The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose,on Tuesday, called on corporate bodies and well meaning individuals in the country to support his administration’s efforts aimed at providing quality health care services for the people of the state.
Fayose made the call in Ado-Ekiti at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, where a telecommunication company, MTN, provided surgeries and glasses for people with sight problems and other health challenges.
The governor said his administration had taken steps to uplift healthcare services for the benefit of the in the state.
He said the efforts of his administration led to the accreditation of courses at the College of Medicine, then School of Nursing, among others.
“When we came on board, we took steps to get programmes in the College of Medicine and the School of Nursing accredited as we know the importance of producing quality doctors and nurses,
“The School of Nursing recorded 100 per cent success in its final examinations. We have also given out glasses to people and embarked on free health scheme across our rural area.
“Health is wealth and we are ready to take it to a higher level in the state,” he said.
The governor commended the leader of the team, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, for considering the state for good programme.
In his speech, Adelusi-Adeluyi, a Pharmacist and one-time Secretary of Health, during Chief Earnest Shonekan’s Interim Government, described Fayose as an unusual governor.
He said though Fayose was also known for doing unusual things, he had helped to take the state to greater heights. (NAN)