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After years of abandonment of a N5 billion 250-bed specialist hospital constructed by Ibikunle Amosun government, the Ogun state governor,Dapo Abiodun has placated the traditional rulers in Ogun central with its planned concession .
Abiodun on Wednesday shortly after he got the endorsement of 54 traditional rulers in Egbaland , declared that the 250-bed specialist hospital ,tagged 250-bed MTR multi-specialist hospital, situated in Abeokuta wouid be concessioned .
The governor said plans were on to finalise the concession, operate and transfer of the 250-bed hospital to an international hospital management company that would complete and manage it.
PLATFORM TIMES checks revealed that
there had been hues and cries as a result of the perceived abandonment of the hospital by Abiodun despite the availability of medical equipment therein which are said to be highly essential for handling the medical crises.
The four -storey 18,000 Sqm hospital that was said to have been constructed to serve as a specialist care center for the state is located along Ibrahim Babangida Boulevard , Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that the
hospital was inspected by the President Muhammadu Buhari in May 2019.
More than three years the hospital has been abandoned , Abiodun who was seeking reelection told the Obas in Egbaland that his government was now ready to attend to it .
He said “the hospital is a world class health care facility of excellence that will attract health tourism from all over the southwest and Nigeria.”
While dangling other projects before the traditional rulers, Abiodun said “We are working assiduously on the establishment of the Kajola Dry Port and Wasimi Export and Logistics Hub which will decongest Lagos port, thereby making it more efficient and further create an enabling environment for industries and manufacturers in Ogun
“We will soon begin the urban regeneration of Ibara GRA and in Mowe-Ofada. We are completing or have completed all inherited projects that are of economic importance to our people in line with our promises”, the governor noted.”
The monarchs under the auspice of Egba Traditional Council, unanimously expressed their endorsement of Abiodun, for second term in office.
Announcing the endorsement on Wednesday, the president of the Council, the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, hinged their support for the governor’s re-election bid on his sterling performance since he assumed office in 2019.
Alake said Abiodun has done creditably well and deserves a second term to finish what he has started.
Oba Gbadebo noted that in the last sixteen years, governors in the state have serving two terms in office, stressing that “Governor Abiodun, “having done so well also deserves a second term”.
“The governor has done very very well. In the last 16 years, two governors have done second terms, why is our governor who has done so well will not do a second term”? Alake stated.
While appreciating the governor for completing some abandoned projects in Egbaland and helping to complete the Traditional Council’s Hall in the Alake’s Palace, called on the state government to construct the road leading to the railway station in Abeokuta.
Also speaking, the Osile of Oke-Ona Egba, Oba Adedapo Tejuoso, said the entire people and traditional rulers in Egbaland are in full support of the governor’s second term bid, while the Olowu of Owu, Oba Saka Matemilola and the Agura of Gbagura, Oba Sobur Bakre, expressed confidence that the governor would perform better if given another opportunity.
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