In a remarkable display of compassion and community service, His Royal Majesty, Oba Bashiru Aremu Shotonwa, celebrated the 5th Anniversary of his coronation by organizing a free medical care program for the residents of Ipakodo.
The healthcare initiative, which took place at the majestic palace of the Sekumade of Ipakodo on the 3rd of October 2023, has left residents of the community deeply grateful for their benevolent monarch.
The event, which marked the second day of the Ipakodo Day celebrations, saw Oba Bashiru Aremu Shotonwa’s commitment to the well-being of his people take centre stage.
It was a day filled with hope and healing for both the young and old as free medical care services were extended to the entire community.
The healthcare program provided vital services including free provision of drugs and comprehensive tests for diabetes, malaria, blood pressure, and various other health-related challenges.
The residents of Ipakodo flocked to the palace, where a team of skilled healthcare professionals from Ikorodu General Hospital attended to their needs with dedication and care.
The benevolent gesture from the king has been met with immense gratitude and appreciation from the community.
Residents praised Oba Bashiru Aremu Shotonwa for utilizing the anniversary celebration to address the pressing healthcare needs of his people, ensuring that their well-being remains a top priority.
Speaking about the event, Oba Bashiru Aremu Shotonwa emphasized the importance of community health, stating, “Our people’s health is the foundation upon which our community thrives. As a ruler, I must ensure that every resident of Ipakodo has access to quality healthcare”.
“Today, we celebrate not just our culture and heritage but also our commitment to the well-being of our beloved community.”
The Ipakodo Day celebrations are expected to continue with various cultural and entertainment activities throughout the week, culminating in a grand finale on the 7th of October 2023.
This remarkable display of oversight and compassion by Oba Bashiru Aremu Shotonwa is a testament to the deep-rooted connection between the monarch and the people of Ipakodo.
It serves as an inspiring example of how traditional leaders can make a tangible difference in the lives of their communities.