Kwara Distributes Motorbike Ambulances To 12 Rural Communities
By Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin
The joy of leaders of benefitting rural communities in Ilorin West, Ilorin East and Ilorin South local government areas of Kwara state knew no bounds as the state government distributed 12 motorbike ambulances to them to aid the movement of patients from their homes to the hospital during emergencies.
The ecstatic representatives of the benefiting communities poured encomiums on Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his love for the wellness and wellbeing of the people of the state, particularly rural dwellers.
They were unanimous in their assertions that the people of the rural communities had never had it so good, applauding the Governor for his kindness and concerns for their wellbeing.
The community representatives; Mallam Orire Ibrahim (Ilorin West), Alhaji AbdulRazaq Kebe (Ilorin South) and Pastor Ishola Tubosun (Ilorin East), expressed their people’s gratitude to Governor AbdulRazaq, assuring him and all the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of their bulk votes during the forthcoming general elections.
Ibrahim, who received the motorbike ambulance on behalf of Ilorin West local government said the intervention would “ease the problem of getting to hospitals by our people living in the rural areas”.
Kebe, who received the motorbike ambulance on behalf of Ilorin South said the intervention “is in comparable”, assuring that the people of the area would reciprocate the Governor’s gesture by voting massively for him and all APC candidates at the polls.
For his part, Pastor Ishola Tubosun of Ilorin East said: “Governor AbdulRazaq is a God sent leader to wipe the tears of the hitherto neglected people of rural communities. We are happy over this kind gesture of our people-focused Governor and we shall reciprocate by voting to return him for a well deserved second term.”
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Dr Jemilat Bio Ibrahim, presented the motorbike ambulances to the representatives of the benefitting communities on behalf of Governor AbdulRazaq at a brief ceremony at Government House, Ilorin.
She said Governor AbdulRazaq, because of his concern for the wellness and wellbeing of the people of the rural communities, especially pregnant women, facilitated the 12 motorbike ambulances from the federal government through the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs.
The governor’s aide said the state government considered communities that are far to each other, as well as those with bad roads where conventional ambulances cannot get to easily in choosing the benefiting local governments.
She said the motorbike ambulances would also reduce maternal and child mortality rates in the state as more pregnant women and children in rural communities would now have access to quick and efficient healthcare services.
While thanking the Governor for the approval given for the distribution of the ambulances, Jemilat Ibrahim said her office would also distribute 100 beds to various hospitals in the state, urging the benefiting communities to take ownership of the ambulances and ensure their maintenance so that they can serve them for a long time.
The Special Assistant also disclosed that about 3,000 Kwarans have been shortlisted to benefit from a COVID-19 UNDP economic recovery funds.