Governor Seyi Makinde has stated that the Oyo State administration is making efforts to create a special health insurance program for orphans across the state’s geopolitical zones yesterday, while hosting Oyo State orphanage homes at the Government House, Agodi.
A statement released by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Adisa Taiwo, confirmed this and also added that the Seyi Makinde-led Oyo State administration will continue to support orphans in the state.
He also stated that the Oyo State Health Insurance Agency (OYSHIA) will be in charge of facilitating the program and added that orphans in Oyo State will soon be able to receive quality healthcare at the nearest primary health care centers around them.
In his words: “I have listened to the list of your request and can assure that we will continue to support you.”
“Specifically on the medical request, I will sit with those in charge of insurance, OYSHIA, and make sure there is a special program for the orphanage homes. “Because we have said there must be a functional primary health care center in all the wards in Oyo State within the next few months, they are supposed to be done with them. So, you would not need to go too far from the orphanage homes to access very good medical services.”
“Once again, I want to congratulate the children and tell you that this is an opportunity you must not fritter away. You must hold on to that opportunity. You need to be good and serious with your studies, and I pray that as you grow, God will endow you with wisdom and understanding.”
The governor commended the orphanage homes in the state and thanked them for their contribution, stating that, in his opinion, the work they do will have a hugely positive effect on the upcoming generation
He said: “I want you to know that every year, I look forward to this event to spend time with children from orphanages around the state. So, I am really excited to be among you today.”
“I want to, first of all, thank Seyi Akinbohun and all of you that are running these orphanage homes. I say thank you and you are doing so much for our state and this administration will continue to support you. You are actually performing a herculean task and we appreciate the impact it will have on our future and incoming generation.”
“I have come to the midst of these children today and pray to God to spare my life up to the time when one of them will be governor of this state. It will happen.”
“The last event at Holy Trinity just before the election, I was silently praying that day that if God can answer my prayer to become the governor of Oyo State, I will bring these children to the Government House and, today, it is happening. I want to tell you that the subsequent events will still be inside this Government House.”
The coordinator of ‘Ark of Hope’ Orphanage, Mrs. Seyi Akinbohun, spoke on behalf of all the other orphanage homes and thanked the governor for always supporting them in their moments of need
“We thank your Excellency for your support always but we will be Oliver Twist, please don’t be tired of our problems,” she said.