By Uzair Adam Imam
Medical equipment worth N200 million was donoted to Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, in Ogun State, by one of the school’s alumni.
The alumnus identified as Dr. Tokunbo Ogunfemi, is a UK-based clinical scientist and lecturer at a university in London.
Ogunfemi stated that the donation was part of his efforts to give back to his alma mater.
He added that the medical instrument would allow students to gain practical knowledge in addition to theoretical aspects taught in class.
Ogunfemi was quoted to have said, “There are about 10 equipment and each is within the worth £ 23, 000. The other four set, is £20, 000, and the last set is about £15, 000. Like I said, I didn’t pay for any of them. I collected them from the hospital where I work.
“Twelve microscopes for malaria parasites; they can use it to detect if you have short blood; they can use it to test anemia, food poison, diabetes, low sugar etc.
“There is one for the detection of early cancer; there are also microscopes – for detection of microorganisms and microbes; there are instrument to check people with staphylococcus among others.
“All those instrument belong to them. They are in the range of N150 million to N200 million. I didn’t pay for it but, I used about N1.5 million to ship it.”
Ogunfemi was commended by the Chairman, Governing Council of the Polytechnic, Dr Veronica Ogbuagu, and the Rector, Dr Olusegun Aluko.
They disclosed that the donation was received during the council meeting to serve as honour to the donor.
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