An Ilorin based Legal Practitioner, Mrs Bola Adimula, on Saturday donated items worth N500, 000 to Children Specialist Hospital, Ilorin and Ilorin prison to mark her 20th anniversary of legal practice.
Adimula donated 40 packs of bed sheets, curtain materials and medicines including 20 pack of paraldehyde injection to the hospital.
She explained that the visit was in appreciation of God for his mercies and to give back to the society what the society had offered her.
She told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that children deserved a better treatment because they were the future of the nation.
“Paraldehyde injection is to assist children in emergency situation while the bed sheet and window coverings are to provide a better environment for the children under treatment,” she said.
Mrs Titilayo Ajayi, the Deputy Director, Nursing Services at the hospital, expressed appreciation to the donor and called on public spirited individuals to emulate her.
She said the hospital was short of medical facilities and urged the public to safe life by assisting the hospital for the sake of the children.
In a related development, Adimula also donated bags of rice, beans, sugar, soap and two cartons of tissue papers to Oke-Kura Prison in Ilorin.
She said her visit to the prison was in line with her humanitarian gesture and in the spirit of private and public partnership.
According to her, everything should not be left for government to handle; we need to complement the efforts of the government for a better society.
“We cannot abandon them because they may be useful to our society in future. Philanthropists and public spirited individuals should assist the inmates in enhancing their welfare,” she said.
The Deputy Controller of Kwara Prison Command, Aliyu Baba, commended the lawyer for the donation, saying that the food items would go a long way in feeding the inmates.
Baba said the inmates would surely enjoy the medical and food items donated to them.
He called on other philanthropists and well to do individuals in the state to emulate the gesture of Adimula and assist the inmates in the prison.
The lawyer pledged to continue to render assist to the needy and the masses on regular basis. (NAN)