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Otunba Gbenga Daniel flags off free eye care programme in Ogun East

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Otunba Gbenga Daniel

Senator Gbenga Daniel, representing Ogun East at the National Assembly, on Monday, 16th October, flagged off a free eye care programme for residents of his senatorial district.

Over a thousand people from the nine local government areas of Ogun East Senatorial District are scheduled to benefit from the first phase of the three-day programme which kicked off simultaneously at the Akarigbo Royal Hall, Ita-Oba, Sagamu and Imowo Hall, Ijebu Ode on Monday morning.

The programme medical outreach is also billed for other locations in Ijebu Igbo and Ogun Waterside on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

This health initiative fully funded by Senator Daniel, a former governor of Ogun State, is coming barely three months after he similarly launched a multimillion-naira interest-free Microcredit Scheme for petty traders and artisans in the senatorial district.

The free eye care programme with the theme, “Elimination of avoidable blindness in Ogun East,” is organised by the Gateway Front Foundation (GFF) in collaboration with Eye Foundation Hospital.

Some of the services to be offered at the programme include free eye tests, free eye screening, free drugs and free medicated glasses.

Speaking ahead of the programme, Senator Daniel stated that it was consistent with his mission to advance humanitarian causes and make life more pleasant for the people of Ogun State.

He expressed hope that many more lives will be impacted through the health outreach and treatment of different cases of eye ailments.

According to him, good sight will enhance the mental and psychological well-being of his constituents and also improve their productivity.

Senator Daniel further restated his commitment to impactful legislation, responsive leadership and adequate representation towards bringing governance closer to the grassroots and deepening the dividends of democracy.

The lawmaker pointed out that he had already identified key areas requiring urgent legislative intervention and would specifically sponsor bills to address the strategic needs of people of the senatorial district.

While soliciting the continued support of his teeming constituents, he assured that he would use the National Assembly as a veritable platform to always promote their welfare.

Recall that the Gateway Front Foundation (GFF) was founded as a non-governmental organisation 20 years ago and has since been supporting community development, empowerment programmes, microcredits and scholarships throughout the length and breadth of Ogun State. 

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OAU ’97 Accounting Graduates Give Back to Alma Mater

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The Accounting graduates, 1997 class of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, have donated some items to the institution.
This is part of the activities marking the silver jubilee graduation celebrations of the 1997 set.
The ex-students donated multiplex photocopying machines, multimedia projectors with screens, mobile public address systems, and 1.5hp split air conditioning units as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility project (CSR) to their former department.
A team made up of the President, Jeremiah Adeyemi; General Secretary Najeem Ajani; Director of Impact Projects and Welfare Mutiu Olayiwola; Asst. General Secretary Bunmi Olowonyo; Financial Secretary Eunice Okunlola, and other members, visited the university to hand over learning aids to the Department of Management and Accounting of the school.
The team was welcomed by the Dean of the Faculty of Administration Professor, Fagbohun, Vice Dean Dr Salawu, Head of the Department of Management and Accounting, Professor Grace Akinola, and other senior staff of the department including Professor Salawu.
Adeyemi said the items donated to the department symbolised their appreciation of the work the department did in shaping them into responsible adults in the society.

L-R FRONT ROW Eunice Okunlola Fin Sec 97 set, Bunmi Odundoyin Asst Gen Sec 97 set , Jeremiah Adeyemi President 97 set, Prof Adebayo Bamire VC OAU Prof M.Babalola DVC Academic OAU, Prof O Daramola DVC Administration OAU.
BACK ROW L-R Festus Adelakun; Prof Grace Akinola HOD Mgt and Accounting; Prof Salawu lecturer Mgt and Accounting, Najeem Ajani General Secretary 97set, Prof Francis Fagbohun Dean Faculty of Administration, Dr Salawu Vice Dean Faculty of Administration, Dr Olalere member 97set, Mutiu Olayiwola Director project and welfare 97 set.


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St. Ives  Hospital Celebrates 3000 IVF Births

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In line with its commitment to deliver total healthcare to its patrons and patients and etched a permanent smile on the faces of families, St. Ives Hospital recently celebrated a landmark three thousand (3000) in vitro fertilization, IVF births. The hospital, which is fast becoming synonymous with IVF success, has continued to record ground breaking acclaim with its patients in its assisted reproductive technology initiative.
Many Nigerians who hitherto believed that their dreams of becoming parents via the IVF route can only be realized abroad are now the ones recommending the hospital to others in the same situation as themselves. The 3000 births success represents one of the highest rates in the medical industry in Nigeria.
St. Ives hospital started out in 1996, with the family as the area of focus, dedicating its service to women, children and the family at large. Overtime, in 2007, it delved into fertility as a core area of competence and has since distinguished itself as the hospital of choice for those who are seeking the fruit of the womb. Among its outstanding feats was the delivery of a set of twins by a 68-year-old lady, which went on to be recorded as the oldest IVF mother in Africa.
The hospital, whose team is led by Dr. Babatunde Okewale, the founder and Chief Medical Director has continued to grow in leaps and bounds with presence at Ikeja, Ikoyi, Akowonjo, all in Lagos State and Abeokuta in Ogun State. The FESTAC branch of the hospital is planned for opening in the third quarter of 2024. One of the outstanding features of the hospital is the fact that there is a medical consultant on seat at each of its hospital branches.

 


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Olota, Oba Professor Adeyemi Obalanlege, visits rainstorm-affected areas in Sango-Otta

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Olota of Ota’s visits to  rainstorm-affected areas

In the wake of a destructive rainstorm that struck Otta and its environs on Sunday, April 21, 2024, His Majesty, Kabiyesi Olota, Oba Professor Adeyemi Abdukabir Obalanlege, has demonstrated exemplary leadership by conducting an on-the-spot assessment of the affected areas.
Residents of Sango Otta awoke to a scene of chaos and distress as fallen power poles littered the roads, creating hazardous conditions for motorists and pedestrians alike.
Recognizing the urgent need for assistance, the Olota wasted no time in mobilising efforts to provide support and relief to the affected communities.
In a statement released by Afin Olota Ile Awori and signed by the Olota’s personal assistant, Prince Adeyemi Sulaimon Olusesi, His Majesty expressed deep concern over the plight of those whose properties and livelihoods were impacted by the storm.
Describing the situation as “worrisome and sad,” particularly in light of the prevailing economic challenges facing the nation, the Olota extended his heartfelt sympathies to all affected individuals and families.
Furthermore, the Olota urged the government to take immediate action to address the aftermath of the storm and prevent similar occurrences in the future.
Emphasising the importance of swift intervention, His Majesty called upon relevant authorities to prioritise the restoration of essential services and infrastructure in the affected areas.
Acknowledging the efforts of security agencies, notably the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), and other stakeholders who promptly responded to the crisis, the Olota expressed gratitude for their commitment to assisting the affected communities.
The referred monarch also offered prayers for divine intervention, invoking the mercy of Eledumare for those directly and indirectly impacted by the disaster.


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