Ogun State Deputy Governor, Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele has commended the Nigerian Red Cross Society for her commitments towards various humanitarian services to the public by providing succour to them in times of distress.
Engr. Salako-Oyedele who gave this commendation when she received in audience the State branch of the Society led by its Chairman, Prince Joseph Obalanlege who came on a courtesy visit to her office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta said, the Red Cross is recognised globally and represent an emblem of hope to people in distress, saying government would always be willing to identify with such a society that brings succour to the people.
“His Excellency is actually in the process of addressing the emergency response set up in the state and this is something you will have a role to play in as we go through the process of reviving what we have and looking at ways to improve it and make it compatible to the needs of the 21st century towns and cities we have in Ogun State and without together a doubt, we will work together with your organisation to see how we can integrate your expertise in disaster management to our programme” she said.
Earlier in his address, the Chairman of the Nigeria Red Cross Society, Ogun State branch, Prince Joseph Obalanlege noted that the Society is a humanitarian organisation established by an acts of parliaments of 1960 to serve as an auxiliary to the State and Federal Government in times of disasters, epidemics, health hazards and also rendering of other humanitarian roles in times of peace and war.
While commending the present administration in the State for its various achievements since assumption of office, he called for more in-depth considerations in handling health related issues and enhance proficiency in managing disasters.