FAMFA and its technical partners in the Agbami field, Petrobras, NNPC, Chevron & Equinor on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 donated a Chest Clinic to the Government Chest Hospital in the School, Jericho, Ibadan, Oyo State at a befitting hand-over ceremony.
Mr. Modupe Alakija, Chairman of FAMFA OIL, encouraged the beneficiaries of the project to efficiently manage the facility to ensure its sustainability. He expressed gratitude to the Oyo State Government, directors of the facility and staff of the Government Chest Clinic, Ibadan for their support during the implementation of the project.
Mr. Richard Kennedy, Director, Deepwater and Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs), represented by Mr. Mike Kabi, Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs (PGPA) Lagos, said that “the chest clinic represents the commitment of the Agbami parties in supporting government efforts in improving the quality of health care in Nigeria. The Chest Clinic is expected to have a huge impact on the patients because it will provide quality health facilities equipped with ultra-modern x-ray machines, laboratories, Gene Xpert machine, treatment rooms and other state of the art machines, as well as male and female wards”.
Mr. Roland Ewubare, Group General Manager, NAPIMS, represented by Mrs Bunmi Lawson noted that the project is a fruit of partnership, in fulfilment of their Corporate responsibility to the people and in helping to sustain the health of many Nigerians. They called on the facilitators and staff of the Clinic to make good use of it to ensure its sustainability.
Senator Abdulfatai Buhari (Oyo North District) who represented the Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi commissioned the project, commended the Agbami parties for the new Chest clinic and for their kind support towards the efforts at combating tuberculosis in Nigeria and other related heart diseases. The governor who said that the Chest Clinic would be a turning point in the control and possible elimination of heart diseases in the state also called on all stakeholders to devise ways of tackling drug resistant strains of tuberculosis to treatment. He further charged the staff of the school to make effective use of the facility and gave the assurance that the government will ensure the facility is secured and duly maintained.
After officially launching the chest clinic by the governor, participants were taken around the clinic to view the x-ray machines, laboratories, male and female wards, store room, Pharmacist and Doctors’ quarters.