A member of Lagos House of Assembly, Mr Gholahan Yishawu, has provided free eye care for no fewer than 3,000 residents of Eti-Osa Constituency II.
Speaking at the GOY Free Healthcare Services in Lagos on Monday, Yishawu, the Chairman, House Committee on Budget, noted that the programme was the eighth edition in the series.
The lawmaker noted that the programme, which started at Federal Civil Service Centre, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, would end on June 24.
He said: “A total of 3,000 constituents of Eti-Osa II will enjoy the free eye care and cataract surgery for the first 10 cases from June 13 to June 24.
“The beneficiaries will enjoy free consultations, eye glasses, eye pressure check and acuity test and cataract surgery for the first 10 cases, and free blood pressure tests.”
Yishawu noted that the 3,000 beneficiaries were selected from the five wards that made up the constituency.
A beneficiary, Mr Taiwo Afinnih, described the lawmaker as ‘a fantastic man’ who had been doing well for his constituents since he became a lawmaker.
Afinnih, a former Executive Secretary, Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government, said that this was not his first time of attending the programme.
Another beneficiary, Alhaja Tawakalitu Ramon, also commended Yishawu for having the heart of giving and taking care of people’s health.
“I don’t think we can have anybody who can match his record in terms of prioritising people’s welfare.
“It was because of him that I went to collect my permanent voter card (PVC),” she said.
Mrs. Ify Okogwu, who also benefited from the eye test, commended Yishawu for his kind gesture.
She said: “I remember the programme he organised at Falomo during the period of COVID-19 pandemic; it was awesome. He is trying to perform his roles as our representative.
Another beneficiary, Mr Julius Abhulimen, noted that the current economic reality had prevented many people from checking their health status, saying that the programme had helped some to know the state of their health.