From Left: District Governor, Rotary International Club District 9110, Dr. Wale Badejo, newly elected President of Rotary Club of Ikoyo, Mr. Isichei Osamgbi during the official commissioning of the renovated Police Hospital, Falomo, Lagos recently.


The Rotary Club of Ikoyi has said that its decision to embark on a maximum rehabilitation and upgrading of the Nigeria Police Hospital located in Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos was in line with its passion to directly touch on lives.

Newly elected president of the club, Isichei Osamgbi, who spoke at the official commissioning of the refurbished hospital complex, also promised that the club was planning to establish a blood bank in the hospital.

He noted that the club was elated by the cooperation it received from the Police community at Falomo, Ikoyi during the renovation of the complex, which he described as the flagship of such facilities in the state.

According to him, the club embarked on the project after a careful but painstaking assessment, which made it identify some basic things.

“We are in the business of changing lives, serving humanity. We will assist and support you in doing your work because touching lives is of a great value to us.”, he said emphatically.

While promising to build a blood bank at the hospital, Osamgbi who is the Deputy Director Corporate Communications of the Nigerian Maritime Administrations and Safety Agency NIMASA, said the club would further deepen its relationship with the Police Command.

He said: “We are in for a relationship that will last for a long time. It is always pleasant when you make an offer and someone accepts it. We believe that anything worth doing at all is worth doing well and so we are in a relationship that will last for a very long time”

District Governor of the Rotary International Club District 9110, Dr. Wale Ogunbadejo, who performed the official commissioning of the renovated hospital complex, praised the leadership of the Ikoyi Rotary Club for embarking on such multi-million naira project less than one month in office.

He noted that such feat is even more commendable considering that the fund wad entirely from internally generated revenue

“It is even more gratifying that the club choose the area of saving lives for this huge project since the Rotary family is in the business of touch and saving lives”, the District Governor said.

He however charged the Police community on the need to maintain and sustain the facility, a development that would encourage the donors of such projects to do more in the future.

Police Commissioner in charge of medicals, CP Emeka Nwakor-Osaji, who spoke on behalf of the Force, expressed appreciation to the leadership of the club for singling out the hospital for such a massive project.

He assured on behalf of the Force and management of the hospital that the facility would be put into effect use for the benefit of humanity.

He also pledged that adequate care would be taken to ensure that the project is maintained and sustained.

Investigations however showed that well over N5 million was spent of the project, which covered the renovation and repainting of the entire building comprising both male and female wards, provision of mattresses and window blinds, bed sheets, pillows and pillow cases, among several others.

In a related development, the new leadership of the club also presented a N1million cheque to the Sura Market Traders’ Micro Credit Scheme in line with its humanitarian gestures.

This was a highpoint of the monthly meeting of the club, which held in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Representatives of the traders had while receiving the cheque, expressed appreciation to the club for its kind gesture, which they described as unparalleled.

They therefore charged other bodies to emulate this gesture of touch lives directly, arguing that no organisation has shown the traders such measure of empathy.