EKITI KETE CANADA ASSOCIATION (RELIEF SERVICES) GIVES BACK HOME- RENOVATES EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL CHILDREN WARD.



Ekiti kete Canada has once again made headlines in the first quarter of the 2020 as they flagged off the renovation of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital Children ward.
Ekiti Kete Canada Inc (Relief Services) is a charitable organization located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada founded in 1998 with the purpose of providing social, moral, intellectual, and recreational support to her members and Greater Toronto Area community, and to foster cultural development of individuals through classes, workshops, youth camp and excursion programs.
The program began with an opening prayer from Mrs Fasanmi (Matron, Pediatrics Dept) by 10:20am

The association which recently elected their new executives is the rallying point for all Ekiti State indigenes in Canada.

PRESIDENT EKITI KETE CANADA-PRINCE ADEMOLA ADESINA

The charity organization deemed it fit to give back to their State. In a brief media chat with the President of the association Prince Ademola Adesina, he said the flag off was necessary and was just a tip of the iceberg.
The Chief Medical Director;Prof J K Olabaji giving his keynote address whereby he appreciated EKC & challenge other like-minded fellow to follow suit citing the example of Ayinke house in LASUTH, Otunba Rusewe Children Ward in UCH Ibadan. He saluted the patriotic spirit of the entire members of EKC especially those that are not natives of Ekiti in their midst.

The Nigerian Canadian professional business analyst and Financial advisor said this project will see to the complete renovation of the toiletry systems in the Children Wing of the Hospital and the painting of the entire wing which will be followed by the provision of some equipment, currently under procurement, for the effective running of the wing and some sectional renovation of the facility as time goes on.
EKSUTH management and members of Ekiti Kete Canada in a group photograph. Front row: The CMAC, Dr Olusoji Solomon, Mr Alaba Adesina (younger brother of president EKC),Mrs Oluwagbemi(Deputy Director EKSUTH Nursing Services),Mr Abosede Adeoye (member EKC), The CMD,Prof J K Olabanji,(Directly behind the CMD is Dr S O Olatunya),Dr J Mogaji (an associate of EKC),Mr Tony Jegede Baba Omodara's childhood friend & associate of EKC,Dr(Mrs) Adeyemi Deputy Director, Finance & Acct & Mr Ayo Arigbede EKC liaison officer. Back row are some other doctors & nurses of the Pediatrics Dept 

 In all, he said that the project will be delivered in phases. In his opening speech at the flag off he said Ekiti Kete Canada is proud to have chosen the Children Wing of the Health Care Centre as one of its pet projects. ‘I am particularly glad to be part of this project having been brought up and fed in Ado Ekiti myself as a son of the soil. It gladdens my heart and that of the entire membership of Ekiti Kete Canada Association that I, in cooperation with and amidst the people of good will who are members of Ekiti Kete Canada to give back to our community in Ado-Ekiti in particular and Ekiti State in general’.
Xphrame Media updates probed further to get details of the Toronto based Ekiti Associations erstwhile accomplishments back home.
The CMD being assisted by Dr Mogaji (a close associate of EKC) to flag off the renovation exercise.

The vice president of the association Dr. Mrs. Sheri Bola Akintade added that the association had donated some wheelchairs and a few beds to the hospital in the past and also made donations of several books to Afe Babalola University (ABU) and Ekiti State University and scholarship awards to several secondary and tertiary institution students in the state.

The  Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) who deputise the CMD. Dr Olusoji Solomon giving the vote of thanks.

The flag off ceremony was graced by the management of the EKSUTH Management. They expressed their appreciation and promised to ensure judicious use of the facility when completed.
Hon. Elder Abosede Adeoye (in white), Dr. Mogaji (in blue) n Elder Jegede at the occasion.

The Ceremony was an avenue for the president to appreciate the hard working Board members and Elders of the association who are always available to support the visions of the association proactively.
The representative of the President EKC Mr Ayo Arigbede delivering the key note address on behalf of the President Prince Ademola Adesina

We bring to you details of the Presidents flag off ceremony speech during the event on the 3rd of March 2020.  

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FLAG OFF ADDRESS OF THE PRESIDENT, EKITI KETE CANADA ASSOCIATION (RELIEF SERVICES), PRINCE ADEMOLA ADESINA, ON THE OCCASION OF THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE RENOVATION WORKS OF THE EKSUTH’S CHILDREN WARD ON TUESDAY MARCH 3RD, 2020 IN ADO – EKITI, EKITI STATE.


The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Kayode Olabanji HOD, Pediatrics, Dr. Oladele Olatunya All Other Protocols Observed …  It gives me great pleasure to witness the commencement of yet another laudable project out of the many projects that Ekiti Kete Canada has embarked upon to uplift the plight of the members of our local community in Ekiti State. This project will see to the complete renovation of the toiletry systems in the Children Wing of the Hospital and the painting of the entire wing. This will be followed by the provision of some equipment, currently under procurement, for the effective running of the wing and some sectional renovation of the facility as time goes on. In all, it is understandable that the project will be delivered in phases. We are glad the ceremony today marks the opening of Phase One of the project.   The importance of an effective health care system in any community cannot be over emphasized. With the statistical reports of infant mortality in our society that is not encouraging, it is expedient that men and women of good will would rally round to lighten the burden on the government and help build a healthy health care system through the provision of modern facilities and equipment in the Health Care Centre. Ekiti Kete Canada is proud to have chosen the Children Wing of the Health Care Centre as one of its pet projects. I am particularly glad to be part of this project having been brought up and fed in Ado Ekiti myself as a son of the soil. It gladdens my heart and that of the entire membership of Ekiti Kete Canada Association that I, in cooperation with and amidst the people of good will who are members of Ekiti Kete Canada to give back to our community in Ado-Ekiti in particular and Ekiti State in general. We remember and honour once again, our father, Dr. Omodara, a staunch adviser and a founding member of Ekiti Kete Canada, who had initiated talks about this project with several visits to the management of the Teaching Hospital. I had been part of the Ekiti Kete Canada team who had toured the facility sometime last year. A few of the other members of Ekiti Kete Canada had also paid a couple of visits to the management of the Teaching Hospital and toured the children wing of the Health Care Centre again. The Head of our Liaison Office in Ado Ekiti and our representative in the State, Mr. Ayo Arigbede, has held several meetings and talks with the management and staff of the Teaching Hospital. There is no gainsaying the fact that the facilities and equipment in the children ward need immediate attention. They need upgrading to elevate the children ward to world standard.  Having donated some wheelchairs and a few beds to the hospital recently and in some time past respectively, among many other charitable works Ekiti Kete Canada Association (Relief Service) did in Ekiti State, the least of which are not the donations of several books to Afe Babalola University (ABU) and Ekiti State University and scholarship awards to several secondary and tertiary institution students in the state, the entire membership of Ekiti Kete Canada, following the tours of the Children wing decided to put our mouths where our money is and effect some tangible change in the children ward of the Teaching Hospital. This invariably led to the fund raising program that marked the 20th anniversary celebration of Ekiti Kete Canada towards the end of the year 2019. We thank our local and international donors. We are very confident that Dr. Omodara would rejoice today in his grave seeing the commencement of the project he doggedly worked and travelled around to commence. May his soul continue to rest in perfect peace. Amen. March  3 rd. ,  2020 In  these  days  and age when  it is  no  longer  prudent and reasonable  to  leave everything  for  the government  to accomplish,  we want to  humbly challenge  other  groups of  Ekiti  State indigenes either  locally or  in  diaspora  to  come together  either  individually or collectively to  look for  ways  and means  to  elevate the plight of  our  people  in  Ekiti State.  There is  a  lot to  do.  There is  a  lot on  the ground.  Our  infrastructure and economy need collective attention, in  addition  to  the daily efforts  of  the  government to make things  better  for  our  people and ensure that the  dividends of  democracy accrue  effectively well  to  our  people in  Ekiti  State. Allow  me to  also  challenge  the  government of  Ekiti  State and the  management and staff  of  the  Teaching  hospital  to continue to also  look for  ways  to  make things  better  for  the  Health Care Centre  and to  elevate the  Health  Care Centre to  international  standard.  I encourage you  to  jettison  the  so  called  “Nigerian  Factor”,  turn  it around to positive and  make good  use of  the  facilities  and  equipment provided  by this  group and subsequent groups  which  I  am convinced will  spring  up in  no  due time.  Thank  you  for  your  efforts  at delivery  effective health care to  our  people in Ekiti.  Moreover,  we are grateful  to  the  management and staff  of  t he  Teaching  Hospital  for  their  patience,  the  warm welcome they gave to  members  of  Ekiti  Kete Canada  and our  representative(s)  in  Ekiti  State at  every  face  to  face and virtual  interaction  we  had over  this  project  and for  allowing  us  to  commence the project. My  unreserved gratitude goes to  the  entire membership of  Ekiti  Kete  Canada for  your  good will  and passion  to  give back  to  your  people  back  home and for  talking  the talk and walking  the walk!  I thank the Board of  Directors  of  Ekiti Kete Canada,  led  by the Chair,  Hon,  Olumide Olatoye,  for  good direction  and  passion  about this  project and many others. 
My  profound appreciation  and regard go  to  the immediate Ex president Olumuyiwa  Olaniyan,  whose tenure conceived this  project among,  whose passion  for  this  project is second to  none,  and who,  with others,  still  continues to  help in  the procurement of  the  equipment that will  be  sent to  the  Teaching  Hospital  sooner  than  later.  I  thank  Mr.  Ayo  Arigbede and other  friends in  Ekiti  State,  who passionately represent Ekiti  Kete Canada Association  in  Ekiti  State,  for  your  time  and energy.  I am once again grateful  to  all  our  donors  internationally who  have and continue  to  make these  projects  possible for  us.  We appeal  to and encourage many more  donors  locally and internationally to  help us  in  every  possible way to  do much  more for our  people in  Ekiti  State.  If  we keep  quiet,  destiny is  at stake.  We cannot afford  to  keep  quiet in  the face  of  so  much to  do!  May God bless  you  all.  Amen And to  my  people of  Ekiti  State,  wherever  you  are,  please remember  home.  Remember  this  is  Ekiti  State!  Ekiti People!!  Ekiti  Land!!!  The  Land of  Honour!!!  The  Land of  Knowledge!!!  The  Land of  Grace!!  We are ONE  FAMILY!!! Only we can  lift ourselves  up. 
OMOBA  ADEMOLA  ADESINA





Comments

  1. May God bless Ekiti Kete Canada. May God bless Ekiti State and may God bless all our donors. Amen. Pls you can help us to do much more.

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  2. We really appreciate ekiti kete Canada for all they've done. Kudos to you all and the Lord will reward you. God bless you. Long live Ekiti kete Canadians!
    Long live Eksuth!
    Long live Ekiti state!

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