The Special Adviser on Health Matters to Kwara State Governor, Prof.
Wale Suleiman has said the state hospitals would be models for other
health facilities across the country.
The Governor’s aide stated this last Thursday when he received Kwara
South Youth Development Organisation (KWAYORG) on a courtesy visit, to
intimate him of the activities of the organisation and its forthcoming
The Neurosurgeon noted 70 per cent of the population of the state
falls within the youth category, noted that emancipation and
advancement of the youth cause would be a huge paradox for growth of
the state. He added that youth development has taken the centre stage
in the present administration under the leadership of Governor
According to him, the three cardinal principles of the present
administration on health are; medical infrastructural overhaul to turn
Kwara major Hospitals to medical tourism hub in Nigeria,
community-based state wide health insurance and Public Private
Partnership as a catalyst to revamp the health sector in the state.
The health practitioner who narrated how he grew up from the slum said
he devoted so much to training and research towards achieving
unprecedented success in his career.
He however appreciated the laudable efforts of KWAYORG in changing the
mindset and narratives of the youth of Kwara South.
He noted that, “A group is not a team, as a team is a people with the
same vision”, urging KWAYORG team to be ready for challenges ahead.
The Governor’s aide urged the team to lead selflessly and focus more
on sustainable remedial structures and not just intervention measures.
The Medical philanthropist who would also be a panellist at the Youth
Conference in December concluded by reiterating “We are all writing
our story. On my dying bed, I wish I can say, I have done my best to
In his remarks, the President of KWAYORG, Barr. Titilope Akogun
explained how the organisation seeks to explore ICT, Agribusiness,
Culture, Tourism and Digital media towards building Human Capacity
Development and youth enterprise in Kwara South.
The delegation which included the Director of Policy and Strategy,
Olumide Bello and the Assistant General Secretary Sofiyyah Abidoye,
appreciated the Ajase-Ipo born medical practitioner, urging him not to
relent in the revamping project of the state’s health sector.