Oloja, Olu-Epe, Council Chair, Nigerian Army Applauds Rotary Club’s Maternal Health Support.

In a heartwarming display of gratitude, Kakalistiq.com reports that Epe community leaders and the Nigerian Army have applauded the generosity and commitment to maternal health exemplified by the Rotary Club of Gbagada South. Highlighting its dedication to creating hope in the world, in line with the Rotary year’s 2024 theme, the club made a significant donation of delivery aids to the Papa Health Center in Epe, on Friday, March 1st, 2023.

His RoalMajesty Oba Kamorudeen Ishola Animashaun,Representing the Oloja of Epe Land, HRM, Oba Kamorudeen Ishola Animashaun, Arolugbade Elepe II, the Oloritun of Ajegunle, High Chief Dada, expressed profound gratitude to the Federal Government of Nigeria, particularly the Nigerian Army, for their instrumental role in establishing the Primary Health Center. He highlighted the collaborative efforts that led to the center’s establishment, including the provision of essential equipment such as generators and solar power by both local and federal authorities.

High Chief Dada

“The support from the Rotary Club of Gbagada South is truly remarkable, especially considering the rising costs of medical equipment. Their generous donation of delivery aids will undoubtedly enhance the quality of maternal healthcare services in Epe, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of expectant mothers,” he remarked.

HRM Oba Dr. Shefiu Adewale, the Olu-Epe of Epe Kingdom, Lagos State.

Olori Aribike Adewale, the wife of Olu-Epe of Epe Kingdom, HRM, Oba Dr. Shefiu Adewale, Bamgbopa Eshinlokun I, echoed Oloja’s sentiments, emphasizing the critical need for additional support at the Papa Health Center. As a retired Chief Matron, Olori Aribike was intimately involved in identifying the center’s requirements and lauded the Rotary Club for fulfilling their promise to provide essential equipment. She expressed optimism that the donated items would contribute to safer deliveries and improved maternal outcomes in the community.

Responding to the generous gesture, Ward A5 Councilor, Hon. Rasheed Oluwo, representing the Chairman of Epe Local Government, Princess Surah Animashaun, expressed heartfelt appreciation on behalf of the council. He emphasized the significant impact of the donation on improving maternal healthcare services and assured the community of the council’s commitment to supporting initiatives aimed at enhancing public health.

Hon. Rasheed Oluwo

Major Dr. Garba, representing the Nigerian Army, also extended gratitude to the Rotary Club for their invaluable contribution. He highlighted the importance of community collaboration in ensuring the effective operation of healthcare facilities, emphasizing the need for emergency preparedness, particularly the availability of ambulances for urgent medical cases.

Major Dr. Garba

“I would like to use this opportunity to charge the royal fathers, community leaders, and management of this facility to make sure the ambulance is on standby and used for emergency purposes because two days earlier when an expectant mother was in distress, I had to drive her out of the facility for a scan after stabilizing her,” he stated.

The delivery aids donated to the Papa Health Center, valued at over a million naira, include essential medical equipment such as an electrophoresis machine, a baby weighing scale, 2 oxygen delivery connectors, 3 liters of ultrasound gel, and 20 bottles of Pears baby lotion. The effort of the Rotary Club of Gbagada South underscores its commitment to improving maternal health and fostering community well-being in Epe.


Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

I am Kaka Babatunde, a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience in the media industry spans 3 years under @Ekohotblog as a field reporter. I'm a writer, serial volunteer, and community and youth development enthusiast whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos.

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