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News - June 19, 2023

State government tasks on health infrastructural Improvement

Some special guests invited to a 3-Day Free Medical Outreach, organized by the Ijebu Boys Association, have tasked the state government to improve health infrastructure.

The Ijebu Boys Association is a non-profit, non-partisan social organization with members in Nigeria, Europe, and America.

The 3-Day Free Medical Outreach, held from June 8 to June 10, 2023, at De-Millennium Hall inside the Ijebu Ode Local Government Secretariat, received accolades and royal blessings from prominent thought leaders, royal fathers, and traditional chiefs from Ijebuland.
Among special guests of honour invited to the occasion is the Olorogun of Ijebuland, Chief (Dr.) Sonny Kuku, Master Consultant, Physician and Endocrinologist, Joint Chief Medical Director and Co-Chairman at the EKO Hospital (Ekocorp Plc).

Others are Alhaji Babatunde Emilola Gazal, Executive Chairman, Ijebu Ode Local Government Council; Professor (Hon.) Bankole Okuwa, Political Analyst, Researcher,  University Don and former HOD, Political Science at Olabisi Onabanjo University, and University of Arkansas, USA (2000-2007). The royal father of the day was the Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye Kingdom, Oba (Dr) Abdul-Rasaq Adesina Adenugba Okoko-Danameji 1.

At the opening ceremony, Olorogun Kuku was full of praises, dancing, singing and praying for all the 54 members of the Ijebu Boys Association otherwise known as IJBOYS, for spending their hard-earned resources and time to sponsor the annual free medical outreach in Ijebu Ode.

The outreach attended to over 2000 patients, out of whom 600 eyeglasses were given out, 12 wheelchairs and 25 walking aids equipment were presented to lucky beneficiaries. Drugs worth over N4,000,000.00 were also freely issued to patients. Every patients that attended the outreach went home with a plate of sumptuous meals for the three days.
Beneficiaries at this year’s edition came from far and wide to the venue.

According to the head of the medical team who is also a member of the IJBOYS, Pharmacist Olulanu Osiyale, “some of the beneficiaries came as far as Epe, Ikorodu, Agbowa in Lagos state. Some came from Sagamu, Abeokuta, Ijebu Igbo, Abigi in Ijebu Waterside, Ago Iwoye, Ososa among many other communities in Ogun state”. Pharm Osiyale explained further that the Ijebu Boys Association tasked themselves to raise funds to sponsor the medical outreach which he said started in 2019. The medical outreach, he said, has become the association’s signature project.

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