Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has officially commissioned the Med-In Pharmaceutical Limited, an intravenous fluid manufacturing company, Sagamu, Ogun State.
The governor called for more collaboration between the private sector and government to develop the country’s health care sector with a view to reducing medical tourism.
He described the establishment of the medical company as another veritable investment in the health sector, noting it would go a long way in reducing importation of medical consumables.
While commending Med-In Pharmaceuticals for expanding its facility from 400 to 4,000 capacity intravenous fluid manufacturing per hour, the governor said his administration would continue to put measures in place to enhance ease of doing business in Ogun.
The governor noted further that existing businesses in the state have continued to thrive and new ones are being attracted, to increase the socio-economic development of the state.
In his remarks, the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, noted that the commissioning of the pharmaceutical plant was an opportunity to improve on the demand and supply in the health sector, declaring that the country has to be less vulnerable to market forces.
Represented by the State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, Sanwo-Olu also noted that the third wave of the COVID-19 is currently being felt around the globe and enjoined Nigerians to continue to adhere to the pandemic regulations.
The Managing Director of the Company, Tola Awosika, thanked Governor Abiodun for the role he played to ensure that the company got another land when it was asked to leave its previous site by the immediate past administration, even while he was yet to become governor.
Awosika explained that the company aside from expanding from its production capacity, was also planning to go into intravenous medication.