About 7000 people benefited from the free medical treatment provided by Oyo State Forum in conjunction with Adeolu Akande Foundation at Otu in Itesiwaju Local Government area of Oyo state.
Beneficiaries which, included women, children, traditional rulers from Otu, Okaka, Ipapo, Igbojaiye, Komu, Oke-Amu and Baba-Ode, were tested for various ailments, dental problems and provided with drugs.
Declaring the exercise open, the Oniro of Otu land, Oba Sunday Adepoju Ayilara expressed appreciation to the initiator, Professor Adeolu Akande for according priority to the well-being of the less privilege in the area.
Oba Sunday Adepoju, who noted that without good health, nothing can be achieved, stated that Professor Adeolu stand out among renown sons and daughters of the area.
The royal father described the initiator, Professor Akande as a young, well-educated personality, who possessed the potentials to lead and turn around the state.
Addressing the beneficiaries, the initiator of the health outreach, Professor Akande urged the people from Oke-ogun to always go for medical check-up to safe themselves from untimely death.
Professor Akande, a one-time Chief of Staff to the Oyo State Governor, stated that he decided to organise the free medicals outreach as one of the ways of giving back and assisting the people.
“The gesture is going to be a continuous one. This is one of the many initiatives lined up to assist our people. If all of us can assist the needy in one way or the other, life will become more meaningful to the people. The government cannot do everything, especially in this troubled times,” he stressed.
“Over the years I have been focused on mentoring our youths by helping many of them to stay in school, gaining admission to various institutions of learning across the country and collaborating with others to help them set up small businesses’
He stated that the initiative which will be taken across the state is aimed at promoting well-being of the people of the state.
Professor Akande, who teaches political science at the Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, excited the gathering when he hinted that the people would be provided with soft loans for various businesses.
Traditional rulers in the 7 communities of Itesiwaju local government also commended the Otu-born political scientist for the gesture.
All the traditional rulers, as well as representatives of the Muslim Community, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and traditional worshippers, who were part of the programme from the beginning to the end, were also screened.
Dignitaries at the health outreach included, Eleyinpo of Ipapo land, Ologunwa of Oke-Amu, Olokaka of Okaka, Onibise of Komu, Olonko of Babaode, Oluigbo of Igbojaye, friends and associates of Professor Akande.
Source: Radio Nigeria