The end might not have been heard on the war of words between the Senator represening Ogun East, Sen Buruji Kashamu and the Honourable Commissioner for Health in the State Dr Ipaye Babatunde over the demolition of the health facility said to be reconstructed by the Senator.
The Senator in a press release personally signed by him had debunked ever apologizing to the Commissioner but rather said the commissioner was sober for his actions. He further said the reconstruction was actually his constituency project to bring succour to the good people of the community, Ijebu Igbo.
Swiftly after, the Commissioner Dr Ipaye Babatunde refuted the Senator’s claim over tagging he project as constituency project.
Let me state from the outset that the claim by the controversial senator, that the project was a constituency project has been refuted by the Honourable Minister for Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, the National Priamary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and other agencies of Federal Government that should coordinate and monitoring.
Ipaye said the State government has concluded plans to support the Local Government in the repair of 40 PHCs including Obada Health Centre in line with with the standard set by the Federal Government, advising that the Senator is welcomed to join hands with the state ministry of Health to actualize his dreams.
He also accused the Senator of crying foul when he actually was using most of the materials of the said health center and should be grateful that the state government waa magnanimous not to have pressed charges against him.
The destruction of public asset and termination of health services without provision of alternate service point for over 250 registered antenatal patients should ordinarily attract significant sanction by the State Government, but for the decision of Sen. Ibikunle Amosun led administration to tolerate opposition and pardon regretted mistakes. The removal of the front wall of a centre and replacement on the same old foundation and old roof without expansion of the existing space and without provision of health workers and commodities is not the kind of renovation our people deserve. Quality health service should not be treated as a political deceitful “empowerment” programme.
He further stretch a hand of fellowship to the Senator saying procedures should be followed when embarking such projects.