The State Commissioner for Health in Ogun has come out to debunk the campaign of calumny against his person and ministry over the stoppage of unapproved and substandard reconstruction of a health facility in Ijebu Igbo area of the State.
In a release signed by the Hon Commissioner, Dr Ipaye Babatunde, he said
“Beside the fact that approvals were not given by the Local Government Area, the State and surprisingly the Federal Government on the so called renovation, we observed that the expansion is not only cosmetic but retention of original space, roof and equipment”
He futher said that the State and the Federal Ministry of Health has designed a comprehensive renovation that align with the new standard of PHC in Nigeria;
“A constituency project must at least receive the approval the Federal Ministry of Health and the NPHCDA. It must also align with the minimum standard”, he submitted.
According to the Commissioner Dr Babatunde Ipaye, Senator Buruji has spoken with him and regretted not seeking proper guidance before embarking on such project and regretted every campaign of hate by some set of people.
Earlier this morning, their had been a media attack especially on Facebook that the commissioner led thugs to vandalise a Health facility been renovated by the Senator representing Ogun East, Sen. Buruji Kashamu in company of the council Chairman Bayo Adekoya in Ijebu Igbo, Ijebu North Local Government.