Gov. AbdulRazaq Commends Offa people, Endorses Community Collaboration


By Kehinde Emmanuel, Ilorin

Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has commended the people of Offa for identifying with his administration through self help projects, even as he endorsed community collaboration in the task of building the state together.

Governor AbdulRazaq gave the commendation at Offa, in Offa Local Government Area at the weekend during the foundation laying ceremony of the multimillion naira ultramodern Accident and Emergency Unit at the General Hospital, Offa.

The project, which was at the instance of Offa Metropolitan Club, was to assist the Community and Offa General Hospital to address critically ill-patients and referral cases.

Speaking at the foundation laying ceremony, the Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Raji Razaq, said Offa community was impacting positively on its people through various developmental efforts embarked upon by groups and individuals in the town.

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“It is expedient to say a big thank you for identifying a gap and committing yourself to fixing the gap rather than embarking on a fruitless criticism that will further worsen the situation”, AbdulRazaq said.

He listed an array of gaps and interventions like building of eye centre, renovation of staff quarters and annual free medical and surgical outreach, which had previously been undertaken by groups and individuals from within the Community at the General Hospital, Offa.

Mallam AbdulRazaq said the Offa Metropolitan Club has taken “a right step in a right direction and it will indeed go a long way in saving lives and improving health care outcomes especially for patients who require emergency care in the hospital”.


Earlier, the Oloffa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi, Esuwoye II, who performed the foundation laying stone for the multimillion naira accident and emergency unit, appreciated the State Governor and Offa Metropolitan Club for providing succour to the people through the project, noting that it will benefit the people of Offa and Kwarans in general.

Oba Gbadamosi said the community will ever be grateful to the club, pointing out that its footprints shall never be erased in Offa and the State at large.

Also speaking, the President of Offa Metropolitan Club, Dr. (Mrs.) Sarah Alade appreciated Governor AbdulRazaq for approving the club’s proposal to collaborate with the state government for the construction of the accident and emergency unit at Offa General Hospital.

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The multimillion naira accident and emergency unit upon completion, according to Arc. Taofiq Popoola, is expected to comprise an Emergency Resuscitation Area, a Triage bay, CT/x-ray room, Consulting room with planned internal fixtures to support accessibility and qualitative care, among others.

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