The Honorable Councilor representing Offin Oreta Ward C3 Igbogbo LCDA Hon. Nurudeen Alimi Alowonle organized a free medical screening exercise as part of the activities of giving back to his ward as well as an initiative to support the election of the APC candidate for the forthcoming Election for LAGOS East Senatorial Mr. Tokunbo Abiru
The health programme JIGI Alimi, which was flagged off at Oreta Zone of the ward, has its first edition held in 2019 at Offin zone. Which had old and young people of the ward screened for High Blood Pressure (HBP), Blood Sugar Level, Free Eye Test as well as malaria tests among others.
Speaking at the event, the Honorable said the free medical screening exercise was part of his administration’s commitment towards bequeathing on the people of his ward, a preventive medicine rather than its curative aspect.
Emphasising that “a healthy environment is a wealthy environment”, the Honorable Councilor who doubled as the President Councilors Forum of Nigeria explained that preventive medicine is cheaper and would help the people of his ward at keeping on the back-foot what might be partial or permanent damage to health.
“Todays programme tagged Jigi Alimi is the second edition for my administration as Councilor representing my ward. The commitment to a wholesome wellbeing of the people of my ward”. He also used the medium to enlighten the people of the ward to support the APC flag bearer for the Lagos East forthcoming Senatorial Election, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru.
He seem it fit and necessary to organise the Free Medical Outreach in other to develop the initiative through numerous complaints about people with sight defect. Having considered the eyes as essential part of the human body, which life is based on. Once it’s lost, such person losses the power of vision and invariably, such person is rendered useless.
But early detection of eye problem and treatment will reduce loss of Sights. The project was in partnership with Hassadat Hospital.
Jigi Alimi goals and objectives is to help prevent eye problems such as: Glaucoma and Carteret through early detection of other eyes diseases. Which is people oriented project and sundry expects extension of days. It’s an avenue for those in need to have accessibility of such health care with no cost and as well touching life as all it requires is available at the venue which is so rear and unique in the entire Ikorodu division.