Honourable Shina Peller’s Lead Generation Initiative (LGI) Donates Equipment and Consumables to UCH.
The Lead Generation Initiative (LGI), an organization committed towards the creation of opportunities for young Nigerians through active participation in nation-building, funded by Hon. Shina Abiola Peller, a member of the federal house of representatives representing Iwajowa/Kajola/ Itesiwaju and Iseyin Federal constituency today donated medical equipment and consumables to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
Hon. Peller while presenting the items affirmed that the donation marked the beginning of greater partnership and relationship with UCH.
He noted that the Health sector in Nigeria is one that requires necessary support from not just the government but all citizens saying “UCH being a very vital player in Nigeria’s Health sector deserves all the support it can get and as Chairman of Lead Generation Initiative, I believe we have to make our impact felt to communities and organizations, this is one of our core values and we have chosen a day like this that coincides with Nigeria’s independence to give back to the
“I believe the equipment and consumables will go a long way in the care and treatment of patients.” He added.
Items donated included 300 pieces of KN95 masks, two rechargeable pulse oximeters, fifty packs of ppE gowns, 10 pieces of Nebulizer, 50 pieces of pulse oximeter and fifty packs of facemasks.
On the country’s 60th independence anniversary celebration, Hon. Peller congratulated the nation and called on Nigerians to shun ethnic and religious interests and remain united and resolute in contributing their quota to the development of the country. He said, “We must not lose hope in our dear nation, Nigeria is the only country we have and we must do all we can to make it a better place.”
The Chief Medical Director (CMD), ProfessorJesse Abiodun Otegbayo who led the management of the Hospital to receive the items lauded the kind gestures of the LGI and urged Hon. Peller not to relent in his efforts to help humanity, noting that the UCH will appreciate more assistance from the parliamentarian.
Otegbayo, therefore, noted that the equipment and consumables donated will be used judiciously for purpose they were meant, adding that UCH being a publicly funded institution can not charge commercial rates for COVID-19 patients.
“We also treat indigent patients to the tune of one hundred million Naira every year because we can not turn them back, so we depend on donations like this to take care of such patients. At the breakout of COVID-19, we were financially handicapped because the pandemic was not captured in our budget but regardless, we had to respond in curtailing the spread of the virus.”
“We also have some public-spirited and philanthropically minded individuals who have been helping us to fund our indigent patients along the line”.
Otegbayo who spoke further congratulated Nigerians on the diamond jubilee celebration and called for more participation in funding the country’s health sector.