EX-PRESIDENT,MEMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS EKC,HON. OLUMUYIWA OLANIYAN
|EKSUTH management and members of Ekiti Kete Canada in a group photograph at the flag off of the EKSUTH project. Front row: The CMAC, Dr Olusoji Solomon, Mr Alaba Adesina (younger brother of president EKC),Mrs Oluwagbemi(Deputy Director EKSUTH Nursing Services),Mr Abosede Adeoye (member EKC), The CMD,Prof J K Olabanji,(Directly behind the CMD is Dr S O Olatunya),Dr J Mogaji (an associate of EKC),Mr Tony Jegede Baba Omodara's childhood friend & associate of EKC,Dr(Mrs) Adeyemi Deputy Director, Finance & Acct & Mr Ayo Arigbede EKC liaison officer. Back row are some other doctors & nurses of the Pediatrics Dept.|
The representative of the President EKC Mr Ayo Arigbede delivering the key note address on behalf of the President Prince Ademola Adesina
In his inauguration speech at
the first phase of the project, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of EKSUTH,
Prof J. K. Olabaji, giving his inauguration address, appreciated EKC
and challenged other like-minded fellows to follow suit, citing the examples
of Ayinke house in LASUTH and Otunba Rusewe Children Ward in UCH, Ibadan. He
saluted the patriotic spirit of the entire members of EKC especially those
that are not natives of Ekiti in their midst.
True to their words, in the last quarter of 2020 the Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State inaugurated the ultramodern medical equipment set worth several millions of Naira at the Children Emergency Ward of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) which was donated by Ekiti Kete Canada and represented the 2nd phase of the project.
The Governor, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, during the inauguration ceremony, said the equipment would assist the hospital to further deliver standard services to children and make working easy for health workers in the ward.
The equipment inaugurated include: 14 hospital beds, 18 mattresses, two mechanical lifts, one portable ultrasonic ultrasound scanner/machines, 18 infusion regulation machines. Others are: one medical pole, five dual head stethoscopes with cases, and two ultrasound gel with dispensers and many more items.
Assisted by the CMD of EKSUTH, the Deputy Governor, Ekiti State,cuts the tape to commission the medical equipment while other attendees look on
The Governor, used the
occasion to confirm that his administration would always provide an enabling
environment for development partners and well-meaning Ekiti indigenes within
and outside the country to contribute their quota to the development of the
state. The governor described the Ekiti Kete in Canada as one of the most
vibrant pan-Ekiti organizations abroad that are always reaching out to the
Ekiti State Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH). Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
One of the founders, fathers,
leaders and member, Board of Directors of the Association, Mr. Abosede Adeoye
who represented the president of the association at the equipment
commissioning, and closely monitored the project from inception to finish
alongside the liaison officer, said the group is passionate about the development
of their home state, hence, the donation of the medical equipment. He further
added that Ekiti Kete Canada had donated books to the libraries of Ekiti State
University (EKSU), Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), awarded
scholarships to Ekiti students in public schools, donated wheelchairs to EKSUTH
in recent past while the association also paid the WAEC and NECO exams fees for
hundreds of senior high school graduates in the State when Governor Fayose was
the governor of the State. The president concluded that the members of the
Ekiti Kete Canada would not relent in their service to the people of the State.
At the equipment commissioning ceremony are from left Mr. A. Adeoye, member EKC Board of Directors, EKSUTH CMD, Prof. J.K. Olabanji, the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi and Dr. Mogaji, friend of EKC.
At the recent commissioning of the equipment in September 2020, EKSUTH Chief Medical Director, Prof. Kayode Olabanji, described Ekiti Kete Canada as great ambassadors. He confirmed that they had earlier renovated the Children Emergency Ward and promised to donate equipment which was fulfilled with the shipment and inauguration of the equipment. He called on other well-meaning individuals and organizations to emulate the Canada-based the Ekiti Kete to make EKSUTH a destination of choice for quality healthcare delivery.
The president of the association, Prince A. A. Adesina, who was represented by Mr. Abosede Adeoye in his message at the commissioning ceremony thanked the Deputy Governor for coming to inaugurate the equipment. He expressed his gratitude to the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Diaspora affairs, Dr. Femi Odere, for his efforts in ensuring the safe delivery of the equipment to EKSUTH. He thanked the liaison officer, Mr. Ayo Arigbede for his tenacity and hard work to see to the success of the Ekiti Kete Canada projects in the State. The president further thanked Mr. Abosede Adeoye, for his availability to fully represent the association at the program, while he commends all other Ekiti State indigenes who have teamed up with Mr. Arigbede on the project among who are Dr. Mogaji and Mr. Augustine Adesina. He expressed profound gratitude to all members who were able to join the event on zoom.
The president thanked Prof. Olabanji, the CMD, and management of EKSUTH for their cooperation towards the success of the initiative and thanked the immediate ex-President of Ekiti Kete Canada, Hon. Olumuyiwa Olaniyan and his team for working passionately towards the realization of the pet project he conceived during his tenure as the President of the Association.
In his gratitude mode, the president of Ekiti Kete Canada commended and thanked the superb crop of Executive members he has and all members of the association for their support.
Some of the beds, mattresses and equipment installed for use at EKSUTH.
Xphrame Media asked the President and the Vice president, Dr. Sheri Adekola Akintade about future social responsibility agendas of the association. They said that health care project in the state is an on-going task. “Making life better for our people by delivering efficient health care system is a continuous task. We will continue to look for ways to make health care services better for our people in Ekiti State. We will also not limit ourselves to health sector alone, very soon we will visit the educational sector”, God willing.