Hon SOB Agunbiade, Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly has announced the that the House has recommended the upgrading of the General Hospital, Ikorodu and four others across the state into a University Teaching Hospital.
He explained that the decision was meant to relieve the current pressure on the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.
Hon. Agunbiade made the disclosure in a public statement he shared on social media on Tuesday.
The statement is reproduced below;
The current tenure of the 9th Assembly of Lagos State is fast running out and all hands are on deck to ensure that all outstanding legislative business are done with before the expiration of the tenure.
Further to the above, the House of assembly recieved and considered the report of the Committee on Health Services yesterday Monday 23rd January on the need to upgrade some secondary Hospitals to tertiary Hospitals as a way to reduce pressure on LASUTH as the only state owned tertiary hospital. The house passed all the recommendations of the committee with minor ammendments, as the resolution of the House.
One of the recommendations is that a secondary hospital in each of the 5 divisions of the state be upgraded to a tertiary hospital of the rank of the Lagos State Teaching Hospital( LASUTH) as a way to relief the secondary hospital so recommended, of the current pressure on them and consequently relieving LASUTH of the overbearing pressure on it.
Ikorodu General Hospital is one of the Hospitals recommended to benefit from this gesture when the state executive eventually decides on the resolutions of the house.
This is how the transformation of the Lagos state polytechnic to its current status of University of Technology started.
As leader of legislative business in the House, It is my commitment to see the report listed, presented and the recommendation therein adopted as the resolution of the House.
This legislative business was undertaken simultaneously with the commissioning of the rice mill at Imota yesterday. Unfortunately, I can only be at a place at once. I hope this will meet the pleasure and satisfy the good hearted people who expressed thier worries through calls and massages that I was not at the commissioning.
We are happy we have the rice mill is in our Division and still basking in the euphoria of the job opportunities the mill will confer on this division.
Congratulations to Our own Bisola Olusanya in whose tenure as the commissioner for Agriculture this historic project is commissioned. Thank you Mr. Governor. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for actualising the dream. God be praised.