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Oyinlola ex-Osun gov, calls on FG to rebuild health sector

Oyinlola ex-Osun gov, calls on FG to rebuild health sector

Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former governor of Osun State, has called on the Federal Government to pay serious attention to the rebuilding of health sector in Nigeria.

Addressing a press conference while announcing the establishment of two institutions in his hometown, Okuku, Odo-Otin local government area of Osun State, he noted that the greatest sector that has deficiency is the health sector.

Oyinlola, while unveiling the Alolade Oyinlola College of Health Sciences and Information Technology, said “Health sector in Nigeria is deficient and the “japa” incident is because everyone believes there is greener pasture outside the country. So my advice is that Federal Government must devote serious attention to rebuilding the health sector in Nigeria.”

He explained that through the College, students are presented with various opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills and forge relationships that will last a lifetime.

“Currently, opportunities for training and becoming certified professionals are available in the following fields: for Diploma Programmes: Environmental Health Technology for 3 years, Health Information Technician for 3 years, Medical Laboratory Technician for 3 years and Community Health Extension Workers for 3 years.

“Certificate Courses: Health Care Technician for 3 years, Junior Community Health Extension Workers (JCHEW) for 2 years and Health Care Assistant for 2 years”, he said.

Oyinlola added that all the take-off programmes of the College were accredited and had the approval of all appropriate professional bodies.

The former Military administrator of Lagos State while noting why he named the College after his mother, Olori Alolade Oyinlola, said, “If by chance in the next generation, people asked who is Olagunsoye Oyinlola, unless if there is not Lagos State again that the name will not reflect in history, unless, if there is no Okuku again that is when people will forget that there was one Oba Moses Oyewole Oyinlola who has passed.

“In 250 years, who will remember that woman that gave birth to Olagunsoye Oyinlola, hence the naming of this institutions after her.”

Also speaking, Peter Okebukola, Professor and former Executive Secretary of the National University Commission (NUC), said first class scholars would be teaching in the institution, adding that he too, would be on ground to be taking the students.

He said, “no fewer than 35 professors both within and outside Nigeria including himself, will serve as adjunct lecturers for the institutions.”