By Otunba T.J. Abass, The Eagle Correspondent
The residents of Isolo and environs were more than elated last week, following the coming to their domain of a medical mission powered by the Eko Club International.
The event held at a clinic built and donated to the community by Eko Club International, a facility that the community has come to treasure due to its importance to their healthcare delivery.
The chief host, the Osolo of Isolo, Oba Kabiru Kolawole, Alani Agbabiaka, effectively mobilised them and they turned up in their large numbers to the Okota Baptist Church playing ground, Isolo, the venue of the programme.
This year’s mission held in partnership with the Ganiyu Johnson’s Foundation and held at the Okota Baptist Church playing ground, Isolo, Lagos.
As part of the medical mission programme, Eko Club Dallas, a member chapter of the Eko Club International donated N1million to Heart of God Children Hospice in Surulere.
Generally, the medical outreach saw the people of Oshodi and Isolo Federal Constituency II, as well as the general public, receiving free drugs and medicated eyeglasses.
Oba Agbabiaka thanked the initiators for the idea
generally and also for choosing his kingdom particularly.
Urging other clubs to emulate Eko Club International, he said the development of any community is not the job of government alone, but something that deserves concerted efforts so that the society could become a better place for all.
Speaking on the essence of the mission, Mr Ganiyu Johnson, the chief executive officer of the foundation, stated that the mission showed his commitment to the improvement of the lives of the people of the constituency.
He said, “I promise that this medical outreach would continue when I am elected into office. Top-quality health care delivery remains a priority because without good health, nothing can be
accomplished,” Johnson added
The Eagle correspondent on ground at the outreach spoke to some of the beneficiaries who expressed gratitude to the club and its partners for the gesture.
They said there was no better way to show care for the vulnerable segments of society including the elderly, women and children. The club incorporated 18 years ago with 19 chapters and
growing, including 15 in US States, 17 cities, and
three countries on two continents has 1,000 members.
Before the outreach, the President of the club, Hon. Larry Ojo had described the year’s outreach as “an action-packed eight days of structured healthcare screening, diagnoses, treatment, education, and provisioning of medications and medical supplies.
“This Mission of Hope will start on September 21 and end on September 28. Our team comprising US, UK and Canadian-trained health professionals, as well as Nigerian counterparts, will be on hand to evaluate residents/patients within a structured setting.
Upon evaluation/diagnosis, medication will be provided. Laboratory evaluation and follow-up doctor visit will be ordered, if applicable,” he said.