The Chairman, Governing Council of the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, in Ogun state, Mrs. Veronica Ofbuagu has confirmed the donation of over 200 million naira worth of medical equipment to the school by an alumnus of the institution.
The equipment which comprised 12 microscopes, an osmometer, a blood sugar machine, sample tools for blood collection, disk incubators, protective jackets with gears, and others were donated by Dr. Adetokunbo Ogunfemi.
Dr. Veronica Ogbuagu, who made this known at a press briefing after receiving the donation, commended the donor for his kind gesture to the institution, and said the polytechnic will put the equipment to maximum use.”
The donor, Dr. Adetokunbo Ogunfemi, a medical scientist and lecturer at a university in London, while speaking, stated that the instruments would allow students to gain practical knowledge.
He also advised that the students should have access to medical treatment, adding that the locals can as well benefit from the treatment.
The alumnus, who graduated from the school in 1985/86, however, appealed to the school authority to make the equipment accessible, and offer free treatment to the students and members of the community.