Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Community gives up cemetery, land to enable government build general hospital


The Etayip group in Ikom LGA has ceded a cemetery in addition to adjoining lands to the state authorities to refurbish and improve the first well being centre in Ikom LGA to a full-fledged basic hospital.

The standard ruler of Etayip group, His Highness, Ntufam Lawrence Okim Agbor, stated that in a matter of days, the Ikom conventional council would make out there a proper doc ceding the aforementioned lands to authorities.

He spoke at the moment on the groundbreaking ceremony by Governor Bassey Otu, who was represented by the Commissioner for Well being, Dr Henry Ayuk.

He conveyed the appreciation of the folks to the governor whereas reiterating the group’s stand on ceding the cemetery and the land earlier than the excessive courtroom to authorities for the improve of the well being facility.

Ayuk stated the approval of the State Government Council for the development of an ultramodern basic hospital in Ikom was a response to the passionate plea of the Ikom folks.

The challenge is to be accomplished earlier than Otu’s first anniversary on Could 29.

Otu famous that the hospital, when accomplished, would resolve the perennial dearth of a reliable facility that may cater to the well being wants of the previous Ikom folks (of Boki, Etung and Ikom).

“What makes this authorities stand out is its give attention to ‘Folks First,’ fairness and love. Ikom, Boki and Etung native governments are three essential areas that represent over 25 per cent of the state’s inhabitants. They want a public hospital. That’s the elementary purpose why the Otu-led administration insisted on a challenge like this in Ikom,” he averred.

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