Following her recent reconstruction and the inauguration of a cottage clinic, through her pet project, Hayat Foundation, the wife of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Barr. Amina Oyiza Bello, on Tuesday, flagged off a three-day free medical outreach for Eika-Ohizenyi community in Okehi local government area of the state.
The foundation also distributed over 8, 000 educational items, including sandals, school uniforms, exercise books, writing materials and nursery play items to both primary and secondary school students.
Hajia Bello noted that the foundation was poised to compliment efforts of the state government in rendering basic health care and quality educational services to individuals who lived in the remotest parts of the state and could be faced with minor medical issues as well as barriers of access to quality education.
The governor’s wife emphasized the need for those financially capable and in positions of authority to give back to the society and often think of ways through which others’ lives could be enhanced and made better.
She added that such people must be geared towards making an impact on the people.
She acknowledged that being in the midst of her people provided the opportunity to listen directly to their plights, feel their pulse and be better positioned to ameliorate the hardship they might be facing.
The governor’s wife noted that the government of Kogi, under the leadership of Governor Bello, had demonstrated its interest in the health and education sectors of the state with the provision of relevant infrastructures and needed policies, while individuals could similarly add their quota.
A member of the Hayat Foundation, Temitayo Gbela, hinted that the three-day free medical outreach was aimed at catering for the medical needs of over 300 people with a team comprising medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists and laboratory technicians.
The traditional ruler of the community who also was a beneficiary of the medical outreach, HRH Yusuf Isah Adoke, Oba-Oniya of Eika, said that such a gesture would go a very long way to help the people have access to medical care at zero cost.