May 17 2020
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The Monsurat Olajumoke Sunmonu World Empowerment Foundation (MOSWEF) has partnered with Lumos Nigeria to provide solar powered systems to 45 Primary Healthcare Centres spread across the 33 Local governments in Oyo State, in an effort to support the Gov. Seyi Makinde Administration in healthcare and its fight against Coronavirus.

The solar-powered systems were deployed to critical healthcare centres in Oyo state to power basic necessities such as lighting, fans, vaccine fridges and laptops, ensuring that essential services can respond to healthcare issues and deliver urgent medical care.

MOSWEF Director Oluwaseyi Ajayi in his remarks said “Our vision at MOSWEF is to alleviate the hardship faced by Nigerians, including in the health sector. We know the critical role primary health facilities play and the impact electricity has- for staff and patients- towards an overall better medical experience. This becomes even more apparent during the Coronavirus pandemic. That is why MOSWEF is proud to partner with Lumos and All On to provide this support to the Oyo State Government.”

Lumos is one of Africa’s leading providers of high-quality solar home systems and received an emergency relief fund from All On to provide solar power to public healthcare facilities on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. All On is an organisation established to increase access to commercial energy in under-served and unserved off-grid energy markets in Nigeria.

Adepeju Adebajo, CEO, Lumos Nigeria said, “Reliable, affordable and clean electricity is vital to running life-saving equipment in hospitals and training essential workers.”

Dr Famakin, a doctor at one of the primary healthcare centres that benefitted from the support said “We are grateful to receive this significant support. It will definitely go a long way in ensuring better healthcare services”.