A non-governmental organization (NGO) Eko Club Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America has organized its 5 days free healthcare in Lagos, Nigeria.
The Medical Mission commenced at the Palace of Elewu of Ewu, HRM Oba Shakirudeen Adeshina Kuti (ERUFA 1) on Monday, 26th of March, 2018 while it continued the next day at Tiwalade Primary School, Shogunle, Oshodi.
The medical screening continued on Wednesday at Oluwole Ogba Central Mosque, Ogba; Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Secretariat on Thursday; and ended at Campos Square Stadium, Lagos Island East on Friday.
Eko Club Atlanta is the club for all Lagosians (migrated from Lagos, Nigeria) in the metro Atlanta area of Georgia.
Speaking on the program, the Nigeria liaison officer Eko Club Atlanta, Mr Adewale Jafojo, said the program is beyond free medical mission “this program we are doing this week is an annual event Eko Club have been doing for a while now,” Jafojo noted.
He added “we came with over 60 delegates from United States of America which includes pharmacists, doctors, nurses and medical personnel.
Jafojo who is also the Chief of Staff to the Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly, explained further that they brought the free mission to support the good works the governor is doing.
A specialist medical practitioner Dr. Bashiru Dawodu, lamented people nonchalant attitude towards their health.
“What we have discovered so far is majority of them are battling with high blood pressure which we all know is a silent killer disease, people don’t get to check their BP time to time, they don’t know what is going on with their health.
Eko Club Atlanta President, Otunba Deji Thanni-Olodo, while recounting his bad medical experience in Nigeria hospital said that was what prompted him as a leader of the organization to embark on free medical check up to Lagosians.