Oyo Governor commissions upgraded Agbami Isolation Centre 

Proper: Prof Temitope Alonge exhibiting Governor Makinde (left) around the upgraded Agbami Isolation Centre in Ibadan.

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has commissioned the upgraded Agbami Isolation Centre, Jericho, Ibadan, the State capital.

Declaring that well being staff would proceed to obtain sturdy help within the struggle in opposition to Coronavirus, Governor Makinde stated his authorities was not against criticism however such should be constructive in order that he may carry out higher.


That is because the Governor promised to make sure satisfactory and correct upkeep of all medical and well being services put in place within the bid to struggle the novel Coronavirus pandemic within the State.

Governor Makinde defined that the brand new facility is to encourage personal people self-isolate.

He enjoined the folks to not be negligent of the virus or afraid to both take the check or verify their Covid-19 standing, saying ”Covid-19 isn’t a demise sentence.”


“This facility was commissioned on the twilight of the final administration earlier than we got here in, it was a Tuberculosis (TB) Centre at the moment, we didn’t know that there can be Covid-19 pandemic however right here we’re coping with it,” the Governor stated.

Whereas giving credit score to the quick previous administration within the State for placing the Middle collectively, the Governor disclosed that it was not commissioned then as a result of it was not prepared as there was no gear inside.

“Now as a result of we’ve got the pandemic on our fingers and we even have excessive finish people in Oyo State that aren’t comfy going to Olodo as a result of they need particular person room and privateness, with services right here you may self-isolate privately and we’ll be sure that you don’t infect others. After getting been correctly managed you’ll return to your varied properties,” Governor Makinde defined.


The Governor reiterated that Covid-19 isn’t a demise sentence or one thing to be ashamed of as he had battled it too, saying the virus isn’t going to vanish in two or three weeks however can be round for a while to return and so his authorities had taken the chance of the virus to strengthen the well being care services within the State.

He affirmed that the services would stay and be maintained. He stated anybody who exams constructive for the virus doesn’t have to go and conceal at personal hospitals the place they don’t have the services, personnel and likewise the sources to make sure entry to satisfactory care.

Governor Makinde famous, “this has been upgraded now, we’ve got oxygen concentrator right here, you’re going to get the kind of care that you simply actually deserve. In case you have a look at the place we’re coming from it’s a actually difficult atmosphere as a result of after we began the yr we had excessive hope however now we’ve got to sheave off virtually 35 % of our Price range for the yr just because we face the pandemic and we’re additionally dealing with the financial meltdown, however in spite off all of that and with the help of the great folks of Oyo State we’ve got been capable of preserve shifting on.”


He expressed profound gratitude for the help from folks, which he stated was not taken with no consideration, whereas asking for constructive criticism, nearly as good concepts and strategies introduced ahead can be put to make use of by his authorities.

“Lastly, I wish to thank the well being staff in Oyo State since you are within the frontline on this battle. You needed to work with services that aren’t as much as customary however we’ve got been companions in progress to lifting up our well being care supply system in Oyo State. I wish to thanks and I additionally wish to implore you to please, don’t relent, we’ll do it collectively and collectively we’ll defeat Covid-19,” Governor Makinde added.



Mercy Chukwudiebere