By Fasilat Lawal
Stakeholders whose commitment has kept the Health Sector afloat should be duly appreciated.
Former First Lady of Oyo State, Mrs Florence Ajimobi made the submission at the Dove Health Care Awards 2023 held at University College Hospital Ibadan, UCH.
Represented by Dr Olamiji Ajanaku, Mrs Ajimobi affirmed that the philanthropy and dedication of such individuals had immensely reduced the challenges faced in the health sector.
Mrs Ajimobi, lauded Dove Health Care for recognizing the meritorious service of awardees in the healthcare space, noting that the gesture of rolling out the drums to appreciate them would deepen their commitment to the Health Sector.
Oyo State Commissioner of Health, Dr Taiwo Ladipo, said one of Governor Seyi Makinde’s Cardinal agendas was health.
Dr Ladipo, represented by the Permanent Secretary Oyo State Ministry of Health, Dr Olusoji Adeyanju, solicited collaboration to improve the health capacity of the state and the country at large.
Earlier in a remark, the Deputy Director Programmes, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Ibadan Zonal Station, Reverend Niyi Dahunsi, described the Dove Health Care award as a departure from the norm of celebrating things that do not add significant value to society.
Organizer of Dove Health Care Award 2023, Mrs Bola Otegbayo -Ajibola, explained that the event was to further motivate stakeholders whose commitment had complemented Federal government efforts in the health sector, and called for enhanced welfare for medical personnel.
The high point of the events was the presentation of awards to deserving stakeholders including the Chief Medical Director of UCH, Professor Jessie Otegbayo.