Group Organises Medical Outreach for Sanwo-Olu Re-Election
Over 3000 Lagos residents benefited from free medical outreach organised by a nongovernmental Team Better Naija (TBN) in Alimosho and Agege Local Government Areas of Lagos State
The medical outreach was part of the door-to-door campaign activities of the team that campaigned for the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his vice involved free medical screening, free eyeglasses, drugs, and medical consultations.
Speaking on the outreach, the National Coordinator of Team Better Naija (TBN) Engr. Remi Omowaiye who is also a former Commissioner for Works in Osun , stated that his team was part of the various groups that canvassed for the president-elect towards his election, adding that their obligation is the well-being of the masses which is paramount to the government.
Engr. Omowaiye added that his team further decided to provide support for the re-election of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Dr Obafemi Hamzat by reaching out to people in various communities in Alimosho , Agege and beyond.
Omowaiye explained the program has been existing for months and the medical outreach was put in place when the team discovered during the course of campaigning for the president-elect in the four states they visited that many people were living with high blood pressure and other serious ailments without paying attention to it and they needed intervention to stem the dangerous trend.
According to him, as a nongovernmental body, thousands of people have benefited from its free medical program, adding that the team is ready to take the program beyond the election period and also work in synergy with government agencies.
He emphasised that it is unfortunate that so many people are living reckless lives without proper checkups to know the status of their health and find preventive measures to safeguard their lives.
According to the Team Better Naija coordinator, “the outreach had reached out to two Local governments, which are Agege and Alimosho, and we are planning to extend the program to other communities across Lagos .”
Also, Mr Kayode Sowade, Director of Operations of TBN said the ongoing outreach in Lagos is to key into Sanwo-Olu’s re-election bid as a reflection of his belief in free health care which is one of the cardinal plans of Gov. Sanwo-Olu’s administration.
One of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Kehinde Oyeshile, expressed satisfaction at the services rendered at the outreach, adding that many people were shocked at what their screening revealed and had learnt to pay more attention to their health.
According to her, many people had neglected their health due to poverty and had been given a new lease of life with the treatment they received
The outreach train was in Isale Oja Agege on Sunday, canvassing for the re-election of Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the House of Assembly candidate for Agege State Constituency who is the current Speaker of Lagos House of Assembly Rt Hon Mudasiru Obasa while it also canvassed for re-election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Hon Kehinde Joseph the House of Assembly candidate for Alimosho (constituency 02) when the group visited Alimosho on Monday.The Chairmen of Agege local government Chief Ganiyu Egunjobi and Igando-Ikotu LCDA, Alimosho Snr Comrade Lasisi Ayinde Akinsanya were on the ground to receive the medical team.
I’ll Soon Die, 40-Year-Old Odumeje Claims
Controversial Anambra-born pastor, Chukwuemeka Ohanere, popularly known as Odumeje, has said he will die soon, having completed his work on earth.
The pastor came into limelight with his weird pattern of spiritual deliverance, where he carries miracle seeking members of his church in a manner akin to the WWE wrestlers, and smashes them on the floor.
He was in the news last year after he confronted officials of the Anambra State Government, who had come to demolish his church. He was beaten during the encounter.
During Sunday service, Odumeje, in a video circulating online, was heard telling his church members that it was time for him to go.
He said: “I have called my little son, KingDavid, and I told him that very soon, I your father will leave. You must take care of your brothers and your mother.
“I came to this world for a purpose, and that purpose has been fulfilled. I have finished my earthly ministry, and I will leave soon,” he told the congregation.
Odumeje has fought several battles, and has challenged many native doctors to open contests on their ability to perform miracles. He is 40 years old.
Woman Sets Son, Wife, Two Grandchildren Ablaze in Ondo
A grandmother, identified as lforiti, has allegedly set her son, wife and two grandchildren ablaze in Apomu community, Akure, the Ondo state capital.
Sources said that the grandmother, who resides with his son in the same house complained that they starved her of food.
She reportedly set the house ablaze while the family members were asleep, killing three of them including her son, Victor; wife Racheal and one of the grandchildren while the other child is in critical condition at the Federal Medical Centre FMC, Owo.
Narrating the sad incident to newsmen, in Akure, an eyewitness, Korede Michael, said “we saw the house on fire around 2:00 am at the weekend and had to break the window to rescue everyone in the house.
“The woman, her son, Victor Oloro; wife, Rachael; and children, Toluwani and Blessing, were all in the house when the woman set it on fire. She got some dry palm fronds and the little petrol her son kept in a gallon (for generator), spread it around the house and then put fire to it.”
“I was the first person to notice the fire and jumped into the house before other members of the community joined me in rescuing them.
“We got a vehicle immediately to transport them to the government hospital in Akure.
“When we got to Akure (UNIMED annex), the doctors and nurses rejected the patients, saying they cannot take care of them due to the degree of the burn and advised that we take them to the Federal Medical Center in Owo.
“Unfortunately, we lost the last grandchild, who was just two and a half years old, immediately we got to Owo.
“The son and his wife, also, gave up the ghost while the only grandchild left is in a critical condition.”
Korede said that the suspect was not in any way affected by the fire.
”The children could not send the woman out of the house when she started behaving strangely because it was built by her late husband”.
Police sources said that the suspect confessed that she burnt her son and his family because they were starving her of food.
The state police spokesperson , Funmi Odunlami couldn’t be immediately reached for comments.
Sanwo-Olu Approves 20% Salary Increment for Lagos Civil Servants
Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has increased the salaries of workers in the State by 20 per cent, barely days after winning re-election for a second term in office.
In a circular by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, the governor reiterated his administration’s determination to improve the welfare and well-being of public servants in Lagos State.
Those affected by the increment are officers in the mainstream public service, local governments and local council development areas, and the State Universal Basic Education Board by 20 percent with effect from January 1, 2023.
“Furthermore, kindly note that the arrears for the month of January 2023 will be paid along with salaries for the month of March 2023, while the arrears for the month of February 2023 will be paid together with the salaries of April 2023,” the statement read.
“This action further demonstrates this Administration’s commitment to Staff welfare. Public Servants are thus enjoined to show more commitment and dedication in the delivery of qualitative service to the citizens of the state.
“Accordingly, all Accounting Officers are to note the contents of this circular and give it the service-wide publicity it deserves.”