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Wife of the Governor State of Osun and President Ilerioluwa Development Initiative, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola has called upon all citizen of the state to constantly seek care for their eyes which serves as one of the most important part of the body of any human being.
Mrs Oyetola stated this while delivering her speech at Eye care programme organised by ileriOluwa Development Initiatives in collaboration with Nigeria Optometric Association Osun State chapter to mark 2021 world sight day with the theme ‘ love your eyes’ held at the office of the first lady Government house Oke-Fia , Osogbo.
The wife of the Governor revealed that the free eye medical mission put in place is part of her NGO commitment at enhancing the living condition of the people the State. She added that her NGO has decided to synchronize the intervention with the period of the 2021 World Sight Day which commemoration take place October 14th every year in the world at large.
She reiterated further that her NGO will put all necessary machinery in place at ensuring that there is consultative engagement with group of eye experts to mark the day which objective is to bring intensive awareness on the importance of the eyes and their care at large.
She revealed that vision health is a crucial aspect of health which is significant to the effective engagement in day to day living. She pointed out that as human being grow older in life, certain eye conditions are bound to emerge which would demand medical or clinical attention and lack of proper care for the eye could lead to reduced eyesight or total loss of vision.
She stated further stated that report had it that not less than 1 billion people suffer from various eye condition worldwide. She also identifies various factors that contribute to lost vision which are diabetes, traumas, cataracts and infection among others.
Mrs Oyetola further assured the citizen of the state that her NGO will consider making the medical mission programme a regular item on the NGO programme package.
She further advised all the beneficiaries of Eye Care medical mission by Ilerioluwa Development Initiative to also take to the advice of the medical experts after receiving treatment in order to achieve the desire aims.
The wife of the governor also uses the medium to appreciate all professionals and major stakeholders who contributed in one way or the other most especially the state of Osun ministry of Health for their support and commitment to the cause of improving the facilities and care available to the citizen of the state of Osun.
In his address of welcome the Executive Secretary Primary Health care Development Board, Dr Fabiyi Oluwole congratulated all the beneficiaries, stating that the present administration under the leadership of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola have increases the health facilities in the State through the restructuring of all health centre across all the local government in the state.
Speaking at the programme the Chairman House Committee on Women Affairs Hon. Mulikat Jimoh appreciated the Wife of the Governor for another milestone to make life better for the citizenry adding that as mother of the state, She just accomplish elimination of all forms of violence against persons particularly for women and children stating further that the good work of Mrs Oyetola are too numerous to mention.
Also in his own reaction, the State Commissioner for Health Dr. Rafiu Isamotu opined that ,it is good to be a good observant of any health challenge especially the eye because is the mirror of everything in life .He explained on the need to be visiting hospital always for medical check-up because health is wealth.
Highlights of the event was the presentation of eye glasses by the wife of the Governor to the. beneficiaries .