Jericho Businessmen Club (JBC) an association of professionals and business men of Ibadan origin who have distinguished themselves in their various callings on friday handed over the renovated Oniyanrin Comprehensive Heath Centre, Ibadan to the authority of Oke ‘Badan North Local Council Development Area.
The health intervention initiative to the hospital according to JBC President, Mr. Adele Adeniji was part of the corporate social responsibility of the club to give back to their fatherland.
The club in addition to the health intervention has also established a perpetual best-in-class Scholarship Scheme for the benefit of intelligent but indigent indigenes of Ibadan land studying in various institutions of higher learning. Many beneficiaries of the Scheme had graduated in flying colours and currently contributing to the economy and the GDP of Nigeria.
Present at the handing over of the renovated health centre included the Vice Chairman of the LCDA Mr. Adegboyega Alabi who represented the Chairman of the LCDA, Hon. Kola Ajadi, Executive Secretary of the state Primary Heath Care Board Dr. Lanre Abass and members of the club.
Adeniji while speaking during the handing over maintained that the club spent millions of naira to embark on the total facelift of the heath facility which is the second maternity home in the whole Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
He said that parts the projects embarked upon by the club included, “Reactivation of the borehole system for improved water supply and hygiene, alternative power supply via a hybrid power solution of the grid, generator (7.0KW), inverter & batteries, and solar connection. This guarantees 24hrs availability of electricity to some critical areas and appliances and construction and installation of the main gate for improved security and safety”.
He added, “Provision of new beddings and mattresses (3nos.) in the ward, repair and reactivation of existing beddings and couches, masonry works of the car ramp and water storage stanchion, replacement of some lighting bulbs to LED bulbs to reduce the electrical load on the inverter, painting of most parts of the building for facelift, provision of large scale drug listed separately and miscellaneous maintenances.
“Today is a day if joy, we are here to hand over the renovated Oniyanrin Comprehensive Heath centre. This is our own little way to give back to our community because we are all from here.
“This is part of our collective effort to support the government to improve the living condition of our people in the area of health. We want to give back and developed and give back to the people of Ibadan.
“We are here to commission some of the facilities we provided as part of efforts to uplift health care delivery in Ibadan land. We will not talk about figures because it is intervention. If we look at the figures we won’t GI our of this place. So it is not the question of the figures but the intension behind the figures.
“We have a lot of programs on ground. This one will not be the first and will not be the last. From here, we are moving to another centers. It is service to humanity too, to give back to our motherland.
“The motivation element borne out of the fact that we have a committee on health. We went round and saw the process of health care delivery in the state especially Ibadan land. So the committee recommended what can we give back to the people. We can’t just be a businessmen, we can also give back to our society too.
Alabi who spoke on behalf of Ajadi thanked members of the club for the gesture.