As part of her efforts to help curb the dreaded Corona Virus Pandemic disease currently, ravaging the world, a Lagos based social philanthropic and non political organization, The Lady Oak Association on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 commissioned hand washing systems it built and handed over to the Central Hospital, and Nigerian Correctional Service, Agbor. Speaking after the commissioning ceremonies at the Central Hospital and Nigerian Correctional Service, Agbor, the founder of the organization, who was accompanied by Lady Oak Belema Ogbuigwe, Chief (Mrs.) Stella Agbogun said that the gesture was to help address the Covid-19 pandemic disease.
According to her, “With the present scourge of Covid-19 pandemic, The Lady Oak Association decided to build hand washing systems as required by Covid-19 protocols for staff, patients and other persons who visit the Central Hospital and inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Agbor, to help curb the spread of Covid-19”.She said that her organization is fully committed to service to humanity as it will continue to identify with every developmental efforts aimed at rendering quality and selfless service to the society.
Acknowledging the gesture of the organization, the Zonal Medical Director, Central Hospital, Agbor, Dr Roy Ngozi Maduka ably represented at the ceremony by a Radiologist Consultant at the hospital, Dr Nkenchor Albert said, “on behalf of the management of Central Hospital, Agbor, the entire staff and patients we appreciate The Lady Oak Association for the gesture to our hospital. With this in place, the rate of Covid-19 pandemic spread will be reduced in our hospital. We deeply appreciate the organization and pray that every of her member who contributes towards this laudable project will be blessed. We are assuring the organization that the washing system will be fully utilized for the safety of everyone that comes into the hospital.
On the part of the Assistant Controller, Nigerian Correctional Service, Agbor, ACP Emmanuel Ozili, “Thank you very much The Lady Oak Association for your magnanimity. Keep on with the good works for humanity. My prayer for this noble organization is that all her members will live long to enjoy the fruits of their labours.”
In addition to the hand washing systems, the organization also donated four gallons of liquid washing soap to the Central Hospital and two gallons to the Nigerian Correctional Service, Agbor. The organization disclosed during the ceremonies that the Cancer Care Center Foundation laying ceremony will be done in early August this year.
The Lady Oak Association, based in Lagos was founded in 1987. It’s a social philanthropic non political organisation made up of young women from both Ika South and Ika North East Local Government Areas of Delta State by birth or marriage. Since inception, the Lady Oak Association has carried out a lot of philanthropic and charity activities such as donations to various hospitals, adoption from SOS(Save our Soul)children village, seminars, health awareness outreach, and human rights advocacy especially for the girl child. Currently, according to the founder, Chief(Mrs) Stella Agbogun, the organization is building a Cancer Care Centre that will be launched in due course. The present President of the Lady Oak Association is Lady Oak F. A. Osih while the Vice-President is Lady Oak Ewere C. Okwubor.
Lady Chief Oak Stella Agbogun, Lady Oak Belema Ogbuigwe with officers of Nigeria Correctional Service, Agbor
Lady Chief Oak Stella Agbogun( 3rd right), Lady Oak Belema Ogbuigwe, Mr. Charles Ekpenisi with officers of Nigeria Correctional Service