As part of activities marking the one year in office of Hon. Chief (Mrs.) Kikelomo Aridunnu Delano, the Executive Chairman, Ifo Local Government, no fewer than One Hundred and Twenty (120) indigenes of the Council Area were enrolled into the Ogun State Basic Health Insurance Scheme, a programme launched recently by His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun MFR, the Governor of Ogun State to cater for the health needs of pregnant women, children and the aged.
Speaking at the event held recently at Olose Health Centre, Ifo, amidst mammoth crowd of inhabitants of the Council Area, the Chairman, congratulated all the beneficiaries of the programme whose subscription fee has been fully paid for by the Local Government. She however, said that the beneficiaries have been carefully selected across all the Eleven (11) wards of the Council.
Hon. Delano stressed that the health care intervention fund is targeted at providing basic health care services to the vulnerable crop of the people such as pregnant women, children under the age of 5 and the aged. According to her, the intervention by the Local Government was made to encourage the citizen’s participation in the State Government health programme. She also hinted that the programme is first of its kind which is aimed at making basic health care easily accessible and affordable to the people of the Council Area.
While speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Chief Omotola Adebowale, the Lukotun of Ifo Land appreciated the Ogun State Government for the initiative as well as the Executive Chairman, Ifo Local Government, Hon. Chief (Mrs.) Kikelomo Aridunnu Delano for enrolling the beneficiaries in the health scheme. He equally thanked the Council boss for her giant strides in the health sector while using the opportunity to enlighten the populace on the importance of the scheme which is going to make health care delivery more affordable and accessible to the entire members of the public.
In a related development, the Chairman, Hon. Delano also distributed Forty leaves notebooks in a bid to assist the parents, whose wards are resuming back to school for the 2022/2023 academic session. She then acknowledged that the notebooks were donated by friends of her administration to mark her one year in office.
The event was well attended by the Vice Chairman, Hon. Adebesin Oladapo, Leader of the House, Hon. Adeleye Olanrewaju, SLG, Hon. Kushimo Olalekan Idris, HOLGA, Mr. Yemi Adeyanju, Supervors, Councillors, Special Advisers, Consultants, Directors/Heads of Department amongst others.