OYO State Governor, Seyi Makinde has promised to partner with University College Hospital (UCH) to reposition its annex at Sepeteri in Oke Ogun zone to bring health care nearer to the people.
He stated this when he received the management board of UCH on a courtesy visit in his office.
Governor Makinde also stressed that since health remained a major pillar of his administration, a sustainable collaboration with UCH would be maintained, particularly in ensuring the deploring of its excess capacity to support the state secondary health care.
Earlier, Chairman of UCH Management Board, Ibrahim Shettima said the visit was to strengthen partnership for progress, as well as remind government of the various partnership agreements with the hospital.
Alhaji Shettima also stressed the need to regularise some of its services with the state government for efficient service delivery.
Meanwhile, plans are afoot by the Oyo State Government to domesticate the Nigeria Correctional Service Act 2019, especially as it concerns number of inmates in correctional centres in the state.
This was disclosed by Governor Seyi Makinde shortly after the inauguration of the Oyo State Judicial Service Commission at the Executive Council Chambers of the Governor’s Office, Ibadan.
Governor Makinde said the state government would facilitate the implementation of provisions in the act to improve the condition of inmates in correctional facilities.
The governor also explained that the inauguration of the state judicial commission in the state would enhance the speedy dispensation of justice and judicial reforms.
The Judicial Service Commission chaired by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Munta Abimbola, comprised eight members with the Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General, Prof Oyelowo Oyewo.