BE WARY OF SHADY DONATIONS, OGUN GOVT WARNS

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Dr. Tomi Coker
Commissioner for Health, Ogun State.

Ogun State Government has warned members of the public to ignore any calls from individuals, groups or organizations in the name of helping to fund government facilities or projects.

The warning came following a message making the rounds on social media, where a group is soliciting donations for the reconnection of the State Hospital, Ota, to the national grid and daily procurement of diesel to power its generating set.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker gave the warning while addressing newsmen in Abeokuta.

According to her, the State Hospital, Ota is not owing the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) adding that the Hospital was never disconnected from the national grid.

The Commissioner affirmed that the hospital has always been on 11KVA with a regular payment of N500,000 on a monthly basis to IBEDC, and efforts are being made to connect it to 33KVA to ensure more hours of power supply, in order to reduce the amount expended on fueling the generating set.

She urged members of the public to ignore the request for the fund to power the hospital’s generating set, adding that government would not go so low to the level of asking a group to help it raise funds into a personal account.

Also speaking, the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Taofeek Somade, said a group approached the facility with the interest to help in any area of challenge, and they have been told to channel their request to Hospitals Management Board to specify where they want to support.

Dr. Somade, said all arrangements have been concluded with IBEDC to connect the hospital to 33KVA power line.

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