Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola today unveiled an ultra-modern clinic for its workforce to cater for their medical needs while at work.
Situated within the Lagos State Secretariat, the clinic was immediately named after Chief Folarin Coker Staff Clinic. Speaking at the event, the governor called on workers to take measures to stay healthy.
“Like I always tell people, it is better to prevent it, eat healthy, stay healthy, exercise. I am sure from these facilities many other health tips would be developed which will be circulated through the Public Service Office for your information. Come and do your annual screening which is what will help really prevent illness, detect possible illness in advance and refer to regimes of diet or corrective measures to ensure that none of you ever comes here for an emergency” he added.
The Governor who gave kudos to the Health Commissioner for his efforts to see the project to its logical conclusion adding that it symbolizes the commitment of the government to the welfare of the people who turn the wheel of development of the state .
Speaking earlier, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris attributed the engine room of any organisation to workers, adding that any responsible government must take care of its work force in line with what the state government is doing.
“What we are here to do today is just the reflection of that commitment in the welfare of the people in the Public Service of Lagos State”, he said, adding that the facility is to take care of civil servants who might need medical attention during the working hours and would also conduct screening exercises for civil servants.
In his message of goodwill, the Chairman of the Lagos State Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), Mr Obafemi Oyenubi commended the State Government for the successful completion of the medical facility.