Governor Adeleke Laments Bad State Of Schools, Roads, Health Centres, Vows To Fix Public Infrastructures2 min read
The Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has expressed shock at the poor state of public schools, roads, and healthcare centres across the state, promising to launch a 100-day infrastructure upgrade in due course.
“I have an ambitious programme to upgrade Osun infrastructures across health, education, roads and water supply. This government will prove that good governance is possible with sincere leadership. My inspection is to have a firsthand view in addition to the field reports from my team”, Governor Adeleke explained.
The Governor embarked on a tour of some schools and healthcare facilities in Osogbo on Monday, observing the deplorable conditions of infrastructures in many of the facilities.
The Governor had a hard time accessing John Mackay’s Government Elementary School in Oke Ayepe as the road leading to the school was completely cut off. The school head broke down in tears while narrating the ordeals of staff and pupils.
The Adeleke had to trek almost a kilometre to access the school only to find the class blocks and other essential facilities in terrible conditions.
A visibly worried Governor Adeleke decried the state of the school and wondered what could have happened to the reported expenditure that the past administration claimed went into upgrading infrastructures in public schools.
The Governor noted his discomfort at the fact that staff and students are forced to stay in such a terrible situation and declared his administration’s readiness to fix the situation and ensure learning in a conducive environment.
The situation was no different at a primary healthcare centre in Ota-Efun, Osogbo, as the road leading to the facility was practically inaccessible. On an inspection of the facility, the Governor was horrified to find the bad shape that the facility is in.
Bedding for patients was scarce and even the ones in the healthcare centre are not good for patients to use. The healthcare centre is also lacking elementary testing kits and medicines that can be given to patients.
The Governor who was dismayed by what he saw promised to put in place a mechanism to get the healthcare centres and every other public infrastructure in the state under better conditions to cater for the health need of the Osun people.
“What I found in places visited are unacceptable. Our citizens deserve better in all respect. I am taken up that responsibility with clear goals and targets. We will fix Osun public infrastructures”, the Governor concluded while rounding up the visitations.