Ondo New Health Commissioner Assumes Office, Pledges To Drive Akeredolu's Vision

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Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro 

Ondo State new Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro has pledged to key into the vision of the state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in ensuring that the state's health sector have it's pride of place in Nigeria and beyond. 

Dr Adegbenro who made the pledge during a meeting with the Management and staff of the Ondo state Ministry of health and its parastatals, enjoined that all hands must be on deck in actualizing this vision. 

A statement from the press officer in the ministry, Abooluwa Famakinwa and made available to THE PRECISION, said the commissioner charged all stakeholders in the sector to value the life of the people and ensure that no life is lost on account of lack of funds. 

He sought the cooperation of the people to work as a team towards achieving a common goal of "good and affordable health for all", adding that there must be oneness and unity amongst management and staff. 

Dr Adegbenro added that the Governor has high expectations from the health sector, warning that his team cannot afford to fail him. 

While corroborating the words of the commissioner, Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Dr Jibayo Adeyeye said there's a need for the health workers to think outside the box and evolve new strategies of raising funds so that the health of the people is not toiled with despite economic challenges. 

Dr Adeyeye stressed that the health sector must be up and doing so as to deliver a robust health care system to the state. 

The ministry's permanent secretary, Dr Taiye Oni, who spoke on behalf of the management and staff of the Ministry of Health, Primary Health Care Development Board, Hospitals' Management Board and other parastatals under the ministry, expressed readiness to work with the commissioner and his team. 

He pledged the loyalty of the staff, adding that the Ondo state's health sector has the best of hands and well trained personnel to carry out the task ahead.

Highpoints of the event was the joy, excitement, and love with which the commissioner and his team were received as members of staff prayed that the inception of Dr Adegbenro as the Ondo state commissioner for health for the second time, would usher in more prosperity and good tidings for the sector. 

THE PRECISION recalled that Dr Wahab Adegbenro was a one time commissioner for health towards the tail end of Adebayo Adefarati's administration in 2003.

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