AS part of the activities to mark this year’s Ilobu Day, the Ilobu-Asake Development Union (IDU), on Tuesday, conducted a free medical outreach for over 500 residents of the community.
The medical outreach held at the Ojutu Primary Health Centre, according to IDU National President, Pastor Olufemi Salako, was part of the union’s way of giving back to society.
“It may interest you to note that no fewer than 550 people, including over 50 surgical cases, benefitted from the maiden edition held last year.
“This spurred us to bring it alive again this year for the benefit of all residents of Ilobu and its environ” he disclosed.
Speaking on other activities, the IDU President noted that the union also empowered 10 Persons With Disabilities in the community with cash to start-up businesses and also provided mobile equipment for two of them.
He added: “What we are doing is a pilot scheme to draw attention to their needs. Their needs cannot be met in a day but a lot of people tend to forget that these people exist.
“IDU is sponsoring the provision of mobile equipment for two of them and also, about 10 will be given capital to start their business.
“This is to emphasise the present IDU leadership for inclusion and human capital development. It is an activity intended to be built upon and sustained all year long to bring to focus citizens with special needs and PWDs.”
The grand finale of Ilobu Day will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at St Paul’s Grammar School, Ilobu, according to Salako.
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