Gov. Abiodun Underscores the importance of Public Private Partnership

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that no government all over the world can provide the wherewithal for its citizenry, hence the need for public spirited and more private organisations to support government at all level in there quest towards improving the personal prosperity and delivering the dividends of democracy to its citizenry.

The Governor disclose this in his address during the handing over and Commissioning of an 80-bed Isolation center donated by Lafarge and Unilever at the State Hospital Ota.

Represented by his Deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, Gov Abiodun added that the gesture has demonstrated the visible commitment of his government in providing good governance for the people of the state, through an all-inclusive and participatory system.

Gov Abiodun noted that the result of this approach has been a continued developments in all sectors of the economy in the State and hitherto improved welfare for the people, adding that his administration was determined to sustain the momentum.

“Today, we are here to commission this new state-of-the-art facility provided through PPP initiative. This project itself is very unique. This is a tripartite partnership between the State, Lafarge Plc and Unilever Plc. While Lafarge took charge of the cost of the construction of the building, Unilever Plc picked the bill of equipping this facility with all that is necessary for the care of those that may require institutionalized care” he said.

He emphasized that people gain more where there was collaboration between the public and the private sectors, calling on well meaning individuals and organizations to take a cue and join the Building the future together agenda of his Administration.

In her remarks, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker , expressed delight for the handing over of the of the facility to the state government, saying it was part of the mission of Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration to provide quality, affordable and accessible health care for the people of the state.

She noted that the process started last year, adding that the outbreak of covid has shown us that our health was vulnerable, so the facility would also be useful for the treatment of other diseases after covid.

Also speaking the Country lead lafarge, khalid, represented by lolu Akinyemi, Chief Financial Officer, said the isolation centre was a continuation of his company’s support to communities as well as support the state Government in its fight to stem the spread of Corona virus in the state.

The Managing Director Unilever, Mr Carl Cruz, explained that the isolation centre was a purpose-built medical facility equipped with an intensive Care Unit, in-house facilty for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing , an ambulance response, computed tomography scan facility, operating theatre , mobile Xray machines, multi-parameter patient monitoring equipment, adding that the donation are valued at N1.5bn.