Wednesday, 7th of October, 2020 was a joyous day for many residents of Maidan, particular the indigenes of the town as Ogun State Government commission and take over their health center, which was at about 90% completion before the local government under the leadership of Hon. Fatiu Folawewo Salami completed the project.
The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Afolabi Afuape who represented Gov. Dapo Abiodun at the occasion said commissioning and taking over the Health Centre is a way of appreciating the people of Maidan for their support during the last election saying Dapo Abiodun cannot become the governor of the state without their support adding that the Health Centre will add a lot of values to the people because of it location and lack of good road in the community.
The Transitional Chairman, Ifo Local Government, Hon. Fatiu Folawewo Salami admonished the people to continue to support the local government so that they can enjoy more dividend of democracy. He said: “After Oke Aro, you can’t see any health centre apart from this, that’s what brought me here. I will like to encourage our people in Ifo that they should cooperate with us, they should put us in their mind. We are the government, they are the community, we need their cooperation; they should pay their own dues, once they pay their own dues, we will pay our own dues, the dues am talking about is their revenue, their taxes.
Baale of Maidan Town, Chief Yahya Bankole Ekemode in his speech applauded Ifo local government as well as Ogun State Government for completing and taking over the Health Centre and admonished them to equip the Health Centre with necessary equipments and staff such as doctors, nurses and drugs. He also said that the community has set aside a piece of land for construction of school.
As at the time of the commissioning, the Health Centre is not yet ready for use as there is no any equipment that can make it function, which is of a great concern to many residents of the community and they are calling on both the local government and the State Government to do the needful as soon as possible.