Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos State Governor
Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has commissioned the renovated Agbala Pediatric Centre in Ikorodu as well as a newly constructed Accident and Emergency Ward, at the General Hospital Ikorodu, a project financed by the Heineken African Foundation in collaboration with Nigerian Breweries Plc.
Speaking at the ceremony, Governor Ambode, represented by his deputy, Dr Idiat Adebule, praised the contribution of the Nigerian Breweries Plc, through its foundation, to the improvement of the health standard of Lagosians, stating that the two projects undertaken by the company were in fulfillment of government’s desire to provide accessible and qualitative healthcare for the people.
The Governor noted that having commissioned similar health improving projects in recent time, maintained that the pediatric centre will not only complement the existing Mother and Child Centre at the hospital but also provide additional facilities for the treatment of children, while in the same vein, he stressed that the emergency and accident centre is timely to serve the ever growing population in Ikorodu, which he noted his due to government’s continuous improvement of infrastructural facilities in that part of the state.
He thanked the company and implored other corporate organizations in Lagos to take a cue and support the government in its quest to better the lives of the people by embarking on philanthropic projects that will help in the growth and development of Lagos and its residents.
Speaking on the idea behind the project, the Managing Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Nicholaas Vervelde, represented by the company’s Director of Human Resources, Victor Famoyinbo stated that the Heineken African Foundation, which is being coordinated by Nigerian Breweries in Nigeria identified healthy living as the core agenda of its operation and had over the years assisted various health institutions and non-governmental organizations in health related interventions.
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Source:: PM Newspaper