MALLAGUM, KAGORO, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA
A JENNIFER ETUH FOUNDATION PROJECT
Established in loving memory of
10 July 1974 - 26 January 2020
Pastor Sarah Omakwu
Vice Chair & Trustee
Board of Trustees
Chairman & Trustee
Dr. Pam Dareng
H.E. Mal. Nasiru El-Rufa’i
Kaduna State, Nigeria
H.E. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Mr. Thomas Etuh
Jennifer Etuh Foundation
HRH Dr. Ufuwai Bonet (CON)
Oegwam Oegworok Ivs
Madam Mary Utung
Mother of the Day
Programme of Event for the Official Opening and Commissioning of
JENNIFER ETUH SPECIALIST HOSPITAL AND JENNIFER ETUH FOUNDATION SKILLS ACQUISITION CENTRE, MALLAGUM, KAGORO, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA
11th July, 2022
Programme of Event
11th July, 2022
1. Opening Prayer- Emmanuel Etuh
2. Welcome Address - Pastor Sarah Omakwu, Senior Pastor, Family Worship Centre and Vice Chair, Jennifer Etuh Foundation
3. Spoken Word – Kayeon Onyeka
4. Praise and Worship
5. Charge - Pastor Agu Irukwu, Senior Pastor, RCCG, Jesus House, London,
Ministration - Dunsin Oyekan Short Exhortation - Pastor Yakubu Mamman
- HRH Dr. Ufuwai Bonet (CON) Oegwam Oegworok IVs
- Rev. (Dr.) Stephen Baba Panya, ECWA President
- Prof. William Barnabas Qurix, VC of Bingham University
- Mr. Thomas Etuh, Chair, Jennifer Etuh Foundation
- H.E. President Goodluck Jonathan, Former President of Nigeria
- H.E. Mallam Nasir El-Rufa'i, Governor of Kaduna State
10. Plaque Unveiling and Official Opening and Tour of the Hospital
11. Plaque Unveiling and Official Opening JEF Skills Acquisition Centre 12. Reception
Vote of Thanks - Yusuf Etuh Closing Prayer - Pastor Olubi Johnson
Keeping the promise...
Let me first start by saying how deeply grateful to God we are for His abundant mercies on us and His undeniable continuous presence in our lives.
Today, we would have been celebrating the 48th Birthday of my darling wife, notwithstanding, we are indeed here to celebrate something in her honour, something very dear to her... her legacy.
Before her departure, as you must have heard, she gave very clear and detailed instructions of this vision which we see becoming a reality, one location at a time. This vision executed by the grace of God through the Jennifer Etuh Foundation (JEF) gave birth to the first Medical Center in Odu Ogboyega, Dekina LGA, Kogi State which was commissioned on 26th January 2022, exactly 730 days after she went to be with the Lord.
Today, we are here in Kagoro, Kaduna State, to commission Jennifer Etuh Specialist Hospital, the 2nd medical facility out of the six planned for the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria.
This particular commissioning is very important to us as it is located in the State, Local Government and community of my darling wife. The fact that this facility was built at a time when there are still security challenges in and around Kagoro could only have been done by the hand of God, to whom we are most grateful.
As we commission this medical facility, our prayer is for God to keep answering the prayers of my late wife which was to bring relief to many so that they don't go through the sickness, nay, the pains she went through.
To the glory of God, we are seeing the Almighty God making her dreams, wishes and prayers a reality.
You are most welcome and I want to personally appreciate you all for taking out time from your busy schedules to be here physically. We are grateful to all who have stood with us and supported us in various ways, from our hearts we say thank you.
To the board members and staff of Jennifer Etuh Foundation, and our friends who supervised the project, we are grateful. My prayer is for God to continue to grant us more of His grace to do far more than my darling wife desired and envisioned. May God bless us all and take us back safe and sound to our respective homes when we return. Amen.
Mr Thomas Etuh
Chairman, Jennifer Etuh Foundation
MANAGED BY BINGHAM UNIVERSITY
Managed by: BINGHAM UNIVERSITY
ABOUT JENNIFER ETUH SPECIALIST HOSPITAL
Jennifer Etuh Specialist Hospital Mallagum, Kagoro is second in a series of full-service hospitals to be built by Mr. Thomas Etuh in memory of his late wife, Jennifer Ramatu Etuh, who was called to glory on 26th January 2020.
The official opening and launching of Jennifer Etuh Specialist Hospital, Mallagum Kagoro, Kaduna State is part of the vision of late Mrs. Jennifer Etuh is to provide available, accessible, and affordable world class healthcare services to women, children and all the people in the community, and indeed the people of Kaduna State and Nigeria as a whole; to help them live a healthy and fulfilling life. The Jennifer Etuh Specialist Hospital Kagoro will be managed by Bingham University.
Jennifer Etuh Specialist Hospital is sited on a 12-hectare land in Mallagum, Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria. Like its peer in Odu Ogboyega, the hospital has an Outpatient Department (OPD), 3 Consulting Rooms, Pharmacy, Antenatal, Special Care Baby Unit, Intensive Care Unit, Labour/Delivery Room, Accident Observation/Emergency Room, Ophthalmology Clinic, a Diagnostic Centre that houses Cervical Cancer Screening Room, Mammogram, X- ray and Ultrasound Scanning Machines and a laboratory equipped for chemistry, haematology, microbiology and virology tests and a Morgue. It also has a theatre for surgical and gynaecological procedures.
The Kagoro Specialist Hospital also has managers' offices, laundry, a restaurant for in-patients and visitors, an external pharmacy, and a mini mart. Other facilities include staff accommodation consisting of 2-bedroom housing for doctors, 4 self-contain flats for nurses and 6 studio apartments for staff.
To unequivocally posit the believe of the Jennifer Etuh Foundation Board that medical experts and world class hospitals can only observe and make recommendations on health issues while actual healing comes from God is why a 100-120 capacity Chapel is sited at the hospital for the spiritual nourishment of the staff and patients of the hospital and to offer praises and thanksgiving to the God that heals our diseases.
The siting of Jennifer Etuh Specialist Hospital in Mallagum, Kagoro is aimed at bringing to reality the wishes of Mrs. Etuh who had wondered why world class Medicare is available only to the rich and affluent that can travel outside the shores of Nigeria, and for the ones that seek for Medicare in- country, the good hospitals are available only in the cities, with no consideration for affordability or accessibility the poor and rural dwellers.
While on her sick bed, the late Jennifer Etuh had, as one of her few last wishes, the establishment of world-class hospitals in locations across Nigeria.
On January 26th 2022, the hospital in Odu Ogboyega, in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, Jennifer Etuh Medical Centre was official launched and is fully functional. It is being operated by the Catholic Mission of Nigeria (Idah Diocese).
A section of the Jennifer Etuh Specialist Hospital Kagoro is dedicated to the programmatic empowerment of needy women and girls in Kagoro and neighbouring towns through skills acquisition and entrepreneurship programmes at the Jennifer Etuh Skills Acquisition Centre.
Mammography Section - JESH, Mallagum Kagoro
JENNIFER ETUH MEDICAL CENTRE ODU OGBOYEGA, DEKINA LGA, KOGI STATE
Commissioned: January 26th, 2022
ODU OGBOYEGA, DEKINA LGA, KOGI STATE
Visiting Consultant, Dr. Ibrahim Wada of Nisa Premier Hospital Abuja with the medical team of JEMC Odu Ogboyega
Mammography Section - JEMC Odu Ogboyega
Joe Otu, Program Manager, Jennifer Etuh Foundation and Dr. Eduardo Bonzon, Head of Anesthesia, Nisa Premier Hospital
JEMC Odu Ogboyega Pharmacy
Empowering women and young girls in Nigeria with quality education
While it is correct to say Jennifer Etuh Foundation (JEF) was established in 2020 in memory of the late Mrs. Jennifer Ramatu Etuh who lived an exemplary humanitarian life, technically speaking, the foundation has been in existence in the life and times of Mrs. Etuh. She was passionate about helping the needy, creating opportunities to uplift women and girls she encountered, giving them educational and vocational support and other forms of care that would empower and give them an advantage in life.
While living a selfless and impactful life, Jennifer was a dedicated lover of God, constantly putting smiles on the faces of those within her reach, needy or not. She can rightly be described as an embodiment of Matthew 5:16 which says: “let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in heaven.”
Worthy of note is that, whenever Jennifer hears of a need that requires urgent attention, whether she knows the person or not, she locates herself in that need and becomes the solution or part of the solution. While on her sick bed, instead of looking out for herself, Jennifer was 'mindful' of people, regularly sending out financial assistance to people in need.
Since the setting up of the Jennifer Etuh Foundation, it has intervened in the education and empowerment of women and girls from different walks of life with support ranging from school fees, vocation starter packs and start up capital for petty trading. The foundation also offer counseling on smart and godly life choices to not only the beneficiaries of the foundation, but other people they come in contact with.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the foundation showed their 'love in action' by supporting Nigerian families with essential supplies and financial palliatives to cope with the difficult times caused by the economic lock down in Abuja, Kaduna, and Kogi States.
In its few years of establishment, the foundation has, amongst other interventions, given full scholarships to outstanding indigent students that erstwhile could not afford school fees in Christ Ambassadors College, Kaduna, with several other students at different levels of studies in different schools also being supported by the foundation.
The foundation also stepped into a poverty induced situation to “rescue” a mother whose daughter was terminally ill in Benue State. The daughter had a renal dysfunction (kidney breakdown). She eventually got medical help that reversed the situation but could not pay the bill because she could not afford it. In one of his calls to get his payment, the woman told the Doctor that she is so broke that can't even feed herself and her daughter, she told the Doctor about a man that was willing to give her N2,000.00 (Two Thousand Naira) to feed, only on the condition that he slept with her.
When Mr. Thomas Etuh heard about that, he asked that money should be sent to the woman and asked the foundation to take over the education of the daughter who is currently in JSS 3.
Managed by: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTRE
Jennifer Etuh Skills Acquisition
Centre, Mallagum, Kagoro
The setting up of Jennifer Etuh Foundation Skills Acquisition Centre in Mallagum, Kagoro is the visualization of what Mr. Thomas Etuh sees as part of the fulfillment of his wife's dream of empowering needy women and girls with relevant vocational education and skills to live a good life in Kagoro and its environs.
Like the centre in Jennifer Etuh Medical Centre, Odu Ogboyega in Kogi State, the centre in Mallagum, Kagoro is also an independent property located within the premises of the Jennifer Etuh Specialist Hospital. The lecture theatre and classrooms will be fitted with requisite training and instructional equipment.
It will offer vocational training and skills acquisition to people in the community and beyond in computer appreciation, beauty salon & beautification arts, arts & crafts and catering (contemporary and local cuisines) with a practicals laboratory for tripod stone firewood cooking stove; with qualified instructors and teachers.
The Jennifer Etuh Foundation Skills Acquisition Centre will be managed by Family Worship Centre.
The centre is commissioned today, 11th July, 2022 to the glory of God and in fulfilment of Mrs. Jennifer Ramatu Etuh's wishes and dreams, the empowerment of women and girls in Nigeria.