SDGs: Kwara distributes motorbike ambulances to 12 rural communities 

For quick response to emergency situation, Kwara state government, Sunday, distributed 12 motorbike ambulances to health facilities in rural areas to aid the movement of patients from their homes to the hospital during emergencies.

Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Dr Jemilat Bio Ibrahim, presented the motorbike ambulances to the representatives of the benefitting communities on behalf of Governor AbdulRazaq at a brief ceremony in Government House, Ilorin.

She said Governor AbdulRazaq, because of his concern for the wellness and wellbeing of the people of the rural communities, especially pregnant women, facilitated the 12 motorbike ambulances from the federal government through the office of the senior special assistant to the president on SDGs.

The governor’s aide said in chosen the benefitting local governments, the state government considered  communities that are far to each and those with bad roads where conventional ambulances cannot get to.

She said the motorbike ambulances would also reduce maternal and child mortality rates in the state as more pregnant women  and children in rural communities would now have access to quick and efficient healthcare services 

While thanking the governor for the approval given for the distribution of the ambulances, Jemilat Ibrahim said her office will also distribute 100 beds to various hospitals in the state.

She urged the benefiting communities to take ownership of the ambulances and ensure their maintenance so that they can serve them for a very long time.

The special assistant also disclosed that about 3,000 Kwarans have been shortlisted to benefit from a COVID-19 UNDP economic recovery funds.

The representatives of the benefiting communities in Ilorin West, Ilorin East and Ilorin South local government areas poured encomiums on the state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his love for the wellness and wellbeing of the people of rural communities in the state.

They were unanimous in their opinions that the people of the rural communities had never had it so good, thanking the governor for his kindness and concerns for their wellbeing.

The community representatives, Mallam Orire Ibrahim (Ilorin West),Alhaji AbdulRazaq Kebe (Ilorin South) and Pastor Ishola Tubosun  (Ilorin East), expressed their people’s gratitude to Governor AbdulRazaq, assuring him of their bulk votes during the forthcoming general elections.