Subomi Balogun Hands Over N5bn Paediatric Centre to UCH

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A business mogul and founder, First City Monument Bank, Subomi Balogun, on Tuesday formally handed the Otunba Tunwase National Paediatric Centre, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.

The centre was handed to the management the University Ibadan and the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

The Group Executive and Chairman Board the Otunba Tunwase Foundation, Ladi Balogun, handed the centre to the UCH and UI managements at the centre, located along Ijebu-Ode-Benin Expressway.

Ladi said the N5bn facility was built by father to enhance delivery quality medical care, especially for children in .

He said Subomi was inspired to build the centre 11 years ago after he took over the children’s hospital at the UCH Ibadan, where he was exposed to the plight of sick children.

“At the end of its construction, some institutions requested to manage this hospital, but Otunba Balogun strongly believes that the University of Ibadan and University College Hospital are in a better position to do that effectively and further raise its status, considering their respective pedigrees.

“Following the signing of the MoU last year by all the concerned , the resolution is that while the University College Hospital has been mandated to clinical services, the University of Ibadan will engage in research and other academic works, while UI would also be involved as part of the ,” he added.

In remark, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of UI, Prof. Adebola Ekanola, expressed delight at the official hand over of the hospital to both the university and UCH.‌

Ekanola, was represented by the Provost, College of Medicine, Prof. Yinka Omigbodun, lauded the founder of the centre for handing over the management of the hospital to the institutions.