The Somolu General Hospital Management has organised a stakeholders’ meeting with community leaders within the Somolu Local Government Area of the state as part of measures to ensure peaceful and successful elections in Lagos State.
In attendance at the meeting were market leaders, clergymen, law enforcement agents and management staff of the hospital including Head, Admin and HR, Mr Solomon Soyebo; Deputy MD, Dr Alloysius Inofomoh; Apex Nurse, Mrs Funmi Taiwo and Service Delivery Director, Dr (Mrs) Mogbonjubola Otuseso.
Speaking at the meeting, Dr Saliu Oseni, medical director and CEO of the hospital, urged everyone present to guarantee a peaceful environment during the elections, while safeguarding people and property in their area because everyone would be affected by the results.
In order to sustain the peace in the neighbourhood, Dr Oseni pleaded with the DPO Onipanu Police Station, CSP Kehiende Oladeji, and his staff to be more watchful and vigilant in the coming days to prevent uprisings of any kind. In order to ensure a peaceful coexistence and understanding within the Somolu Community and the state as a whole in advance of the elections, he emphasised that all hands must be on deck.
The sanctity of life, property, and economic prosperity are crucial to the advancement and development of any civilisation, he continued, thus the necessity to abstain from violence cannot be overemphasised.
According to him, “In order to function as a conducive health hub, a twin waiting area was constructed to serve customers, especially pregnant women; a dietitian had been engaged to provide patients with adequate nutrition advice for healthy living; Electronic Medical Records (EMR) installed for easy access to full medical records; expansion of operating theatre and the building of a new ward to expand admission facility during treatment at the hospital among others”.
In response, the Iya-loja of Somolu market, Chief (Mrs) Modupe Olufojude, spoke on behalf of the other participants. She stated that as a mother and a leader in the community, she would continue to advise the youngsters to uphold the law and diligently carry out their civic responsibilities.