Converging residents across numerous communities, it was all about health and wellness for inhabitants of Ikorodu North LCDA on the 12th of May 2022.
The program, jury-rig by Ikorodu North LCDA in conjunction with the Lagos State University, Office of the Vice-Chancellor and Adler products Limited administered free medical outreach for 8 hours.
Fora at Oriwu Club, Sagamu Road, Ikorodu, it saw the LCDA chairman, Bldr Adeola Adebisi Banjo (accompanied by the vice-chairman and other council delegates) flag off the health initiative to the delights of benefactors present at the jam-packed sphere.
The chairman, who expressed his profound gratitude to every attendee, urged them to take absolute advantage of the health scheme which was organised solely to assist the community denizen and keep them active.
From Breast and Cervical cancer screening, HIV and Hepatitis B screening, Blood pressure check, Blood Glucose check, Weight and Height measurement & Eye Screening, the soundness activity was duly maximised for everyone in attendance.
Dr Fatai Abiodun Abatan, Senior lecturer (political science department, LASU) at the Lagos State University explained to INN that the program is established for LASU’s administration to create civil relationships across communities and councils in Lagos state, a testament to the current prestige of the institution.
Dr Abatan continued, “The mandate of the Lagos state university directorate of advancement (LASUDA) is to face-lift LASU’s public relations in the areas of extending our goodwill projects across different communities just like what we’re executing”.
“One good thing about this project is that the chairman, Bldr Banjo is also an alumni i of LASU, which made it easy for us to relate with the council in making this project achievable”.
“Given the people, an adequate avenue to check their health status has given us the commendations we’ve been receiving from the people of Ikorodu North LCDA, which we don’t take for granted recognizing the usefulness of bringing such a program to their doorsteps” Dr Fatai Abatan asserted
Professor Adeyinka Esther, director of LASUDA, who also represented the Lagos State University’s vice-chancellor (Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello) shed more light on the importance of the program while at the same expanse lauded the council and community residents for arising en mass to make the program a success.
Prof. Esther proceeded, “So far, this is the 7th medical outreach we’ve done in Lagos state and I must confess that we are witnessing the largest turnout here in Ikorodu North LCDA”.
“The sponsorship intervention by the council and also the turnout of residents have made this particular outreach one of the best if not the best”.
“With apex nurse and other medical experts on the ground, the quality of consultant personnel and even the drugs provided are beyond our expectations”.
“The prostate and cervical cancer kit which is quite expensive was given to us for free to the benefit of the patients” Prof. Esther expanded