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 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.
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