SAKI : A TOWN OF INDIGO BY BASHORUN SAINTABEY
Hilly terrain is of Saki, the food basket of the southwest Nigeria.
Saki is situated in the northern part of Oyo State.
Historically, indigo was a natural dye extracted from the leaves of certain plants, and this process was important economically because blue dyes were once rare. … It is the blue often associated with denim cloth and blue jeans as the good people are known for production of indigo which they use to dye cloth, the town is also a centre of cotton weaving, they are very good in yams, cassava, corn (maize), sorghum, beans, shea nuts, and okra production.
Sango market in Saki has also brought the town into limelight as buyers and sellers attend the market every Thursdays. There are lot of standard schools in Saki town; The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic,The Kings Poly, School of Basic Midwifery, Muslim Hospital,School of Nursing and Midwifery, Baptist Medical Centre,Baptist Medical Centre School of Medical Laboratory,Baptist High School, Ansaru-ud-deen High School,Okere Grammar School,Parapo Community High School,Asabari Grammar School, Shaki,Ayekale Community High School, Shaki and many more great school.
This is a large and well developed town. The vision of Governor Seyi Makinde is a well captured as his vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. Saki town deserve a Specialist Hospital so as to cater for the needs of people living in the town.
The Governor of Oyo State, Engr.Seyi Makinde has added colour to the Saki town. Saki now has Standard Specialist Hospital.
With the upgraded facilities and equipments as well adequate staff. The good people of Saki can now feel the impact of good governance.
With the Saki Specialist Hospital. Sons and daughters of Saki can now;
1. Have more affordable treatment than what private hospital can offer.
2. Much higher number of beds that can accommodate more patients at a time.
3. Can now be exclusively engaged in the care and treatment of patients with a cardiac condition, orthopedic condition, a condition requiring a surgical procedure and any other specialized category of services
4. Increased access to health services
The governor of the state sees the need for improved health care delivery and he has promised that his administration would deliver 351 model primary health care centres at one per electoral ward in the state before the end of its tenure in 2023.
The good people of Saki with their eulogy
“Ọmọ Sakí, Ògún ‘ó rọ ikin, alágbẹ̀dẹ ‘ò rọ bàtà. Ọmọ Àsabàrí ‘ò kọ̀’ jà, ọmọ Olóógun ‘ò k’eré. Tí ó bá d’ọjọ́ ìjà kíá rán ni sí Àsabàrí, tí ó bá d’ọjọ́ eré kíá rán ni sí Olóógun” Alhaji Adeshina Moshood is a son of great man from Saki, he revealed the joy of the people of Saki with the upgrade and well equipped Specialist Hospital.
Truly Oyo state governor has seen that better health is central to human happiness and well-being. He also observed good health care delivery makes an important contribution to economic progress, as healthy populations live longer, are more productive, and save more.
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