Some indigenes of Oyo State resident in Canada, under the aegis of Ibadan Descendants Development Union (IDDU), have donated medical and hospital materials to the Adeoyo Maternity Teaching Hospital, Yemetu, Ibadan.
Receiving the items on behalf of the state government, the Special Adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on Culture and Tourism, Mr Ademola Ige, said government alone cannot attend to all the needs of society across all sectors.
Ige disclosed that donations from well-meaning individuals and groups would go a long way in enhancing governance for the good of people and residents.
He seized the opportunity to appeal to indigenes of the state, home and aboard, to complement the strides of the state government through their continuous contributions and donations to the various sectors of the state, commending the IDDU for the donation, especially with pregnant women as the main beneficiaries.
Ige also described as noteworthy the fact that indigenes who travelled out of the country still deemed it fit to return to give back to their hometown.
Representative of IDDU, including Mr Benjamin Adegoke and Dr Ayobami Ojoawo, in their separate remarks, assured that the group has resolved to continually attend to the needs of Adeoyo Maternity Teaching Hospital, Yemetu, for it to serve its patients better.
Some of the items donated included: 100 adult bedsheets, 100 children bedsheets, 30 delivery packs and cash for 20 pregnant women.