Rep member provides eye test, treatment for 5,000 Oyo residents
A member of the House of Representatives, representing Ibadan North Federal Consistency, Honourable Olaide Akinremi popularly known as Jagaban has reiterated his commitment to the people of his constituents.
Speaking at the three-day programme where about 5,000 residents of Oyo State got free eye test and treatment, Akinremi said he’s ready to put smile to the faces of the people that have sight challenges.
The programme was handled by no fewer than 15 medical personnel from the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan just as he said the eye outreach was aimed at catering for people with sight challenges.
Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Science Research Institute said that the programme was about eye advocacy, whereby test was carried out on the beneficiaries and adequate treatment given to them.
According to him, eye is the most important part of the body that needs utmost care and attention.
“Those who require glasses were given while those with mild eye issues that require drugs or eye drops got them.
“When the eye is removed from the body, it will be very difficult for such a body to function. We all need to pay more attention to our eyes and constantly have them checked.
“As you can see, we did not limit the programme to my people alone but to all indigene of Oyo State because I believe we are all one,” he said.
One of the beneficiaries, Ismail Olaide, expressed happiness with the medical outreach, saying that it would be of immense benefit to many people.
Olaide said that he had been going from one hospital to another for some months to seek medical attention for his ailing eyes.
“I have spent more than N200,000 and yet, there is no improvement. After my examination today, I now feel better, especially with the new pair of glasses given to me,” he said.
Another beneficiary, Julius Oyenekan, said he is excited with the gesture by the lawmaker.
“This is one of its kinds because he has not limited it to only the people of his constituency. I believe other political office holders too should emulate his style of philanthropy,” he said.
A female beneficiary, Risikatu Rasheed said that she had been managing her bad eye sight for more than 15 years, saying: “I just heard about this programme on the radio and I thought that I just have to come here for permanent solution to my eye problem,” she said.
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