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Hamzat commends Ansar-Ud-Deen For Commissioning Ultra-Modern Hospital In Lagos

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By Rasaq Adebayo

Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Hamzat, has commended Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Akoka Branch, for establishing an ultra-modern hospital to offer quality health services to Nigerians.

The Deputy Governor charged religious bodies, social and other non-governmental organisations to collaborate with the government in its quest to ameliorate citizens’ plights and bring services closer to them.

He said: “No nation develops just by the activities of the government alone, though such activities are essential but citizens, religious bodies, charity organisations and non-state institutions also have roles to play in ameliorating the pains of people and bringing services closer to the people.”

Hamzat said the newly commissioned facility would bring healthcare closer to the people, relieve other general hospitals, and reduce the government’s workload.

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The Chairman, Akoka Branch, Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Alhaji Alade Bashir Lawal stated that the commissioning of the hospital was to connect medical care and the general wellbeing of the people, noting that “the general wellbeing of the people is inextricably related. ”

He noted that the facility underpinned the Akoka Branch’s vision of building a good medical facility aimed at improving the health of the people and meet the particular needs of patients, families and communities.

Lawal solicited additional support from other members and well-wishers towards equipping the hospital with more facilities for effective utilisation.

Also in his remarks, the President of Ansar-Ud-Deen Society, Nigeria and Overseas, Alhaji Abdul-Rafiu Ademola Sanni commended the Akoka Branch for the laudable project, and appealed to the state government to hasten the ongoing construction of the road leading to the facility to ease movement to the hospital.

The immediate past President of the Society, Alhaji Abdul-Lateef Olufemi Okunnu, who spoke through the State Council Chairman, Alhaji Rahman Salaudeen, admonished the members of the society to take ownership of the hospital by ensuring that adequate maintenance is given to the facility.

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He urged the society to patronise the hospital for its personal use and ensure that the purpose it was made for is sustained.

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