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Modular Eye Centre; Ipokia LG Officials to Join Lions Clubs

The new Lion Modular Eye Centre in Ipokia, Ogun State is now opened to the public after its official commissioning Thursday last week. The eye center with state-of -the -art eye health equipment, funded by Lions Club International Foundation and Latter-Day Saint Charities, is one of the six modular eye centers established in different primary health centers in Ogun State by International Association of Lions Clubs, District 404 B1 Nigeria.

While speaking during the commissioning ceremony, Lion Kema Benedicta Ashibuogwu, the District Governor, 404B1 Nigeria, invited all the Ipokia Local Government officials, including the Executive Chairman, Honorable Agbetokun Adewale Wasiu to join the International Association of Lions Clubs.

District 404 B1 Governor, Lion Kema Ashibuogwu (2nd left) having a conversation with PDGs Lion Lekan Babalola ( 2nd right), Lion Lynda Odunmbaku (1st right) & Aina Adetola (1st left) during the commissioning

Lion Ashibuogwu explained to the officials of the LGA that lionism is community service that aims to take communities to the next level particularly in the area of childhood cancer, vision, environment, diabetes and hunger relief needs. According to her, District 404B1 Nigeria, provides support for the communities on all the focus areas, particularly childhood cancer and more. “Our job is to make things easy for people by assisting the government to ensure communities are up to standard”, she said.

The LG boss gave a positive response, on behalf of other Ipokia LGA officials present at the unveiling ceremony, to DG Ashibuogwu’s invitation to the LG officials to join lions’ clubs. He expressed optimism that he and his people will work assiduously to form Ipokia Lions Club.

Honorable Agbetokun Adewale Wasiu, the Executive Chairman of Ipokia LGA, while appreciating Lions Clubs International Foundation and Latter-Day Saint Charites, the donors of the project, thanked Lions District 404B1 and Ogun State Government for selecting two Primary Health Centers in Ipokia LGA   for the Modular Eye Centers. According to him, the commissioning of the Modular Eye Centers in the LGA will go a long way to improve health care and eye treatment of the people. The local government boss gave assurance that the local authority will see to the adequate and prompt maintenance of the project.

LG Boss, Hon. Agbetokun Adewale Wasiu having eye examination with the doctor at the new modular eye center

The Project Committee Chairperson, Lion (PDG) Waheed Kadiri specially thanked the Ipokia LGA Chairman, Hon. Agbetokun for given the space that was renovated by the committee to establish the modular eye center. According to PDG Kadiri, what is more inspiring is not the building but the equipment therein. He charged the people to use the facility for their eye health challenges. “Ipokia Modular Eye Centre is for everybody and not for the privileged only. Don’t wait until emergency or worsening conditions before you visit the facility”, he said.

Project Committee Chairperson Lion (PDG) Waheed Kadiri delivering his address at the commissioning

Lion (PDG) Lekan Babalola, The Vision Project Administrator noted that Ipokia Modular Eye Centre is conceptualized to make eye health care services available, accessible and affordable to the people of Ipokia Local government area and its environs. Adding that the modular eye centers will not only correct refractive errors, provide spectacles, refer other blinding conditions to the Lions Eye Clinic at the Ogun state General Hospital, Ota, the modular centers will also provide platform for eye health education to prevent blindness.

The Project Administrator, Lekan Babalola, at the commissioning also gave a breakdown of the equipment in the modular center. They include screening equipment, examination and diagnostic gadgets, refraction equipment, optical workshop, prescription glasses and other accessories.

PDG Babalola also solicited for the support of the LG boss, the government and people of Ipokia LGA to help the Ipokia Modular Eye Centre meet its objectives particularly in the Key Performance Indicator. “The fact that there are two modular eye centers in the Ipokia LGA means that the government and the people must double efforts to meet the KPI”, he affirmed.

The Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for the LGA, Dr Akindele Adebayo said there is dearth of primary eye care service in the local government area while demand for eye care service have been on the increase. He expressed excitement at the commissioning of the eye center and promised to mobilize the people for the use of the facility

LG Boss Agbetokun unveiling the new Ipokia Modular Eye Center while DG Lion Kema Ashibogwu applauding and others look on

 

Source: Dare Agbeluyi, Chief Publisher.

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Dare Agbeluyi is a 1985 graduate of Mass Communication, University of Lagos. And Master of Arts, Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, 1988. A very experienced media practitioner since 1986. He has worked in both print and broadcast media. A prolific writer; He became a columnist with The Punch where he pioneered the automobile column known as Automart, now metamorphosed to Transport column published every Wednesday, while still working officially as senior Advertorial Coordinator, in charge of supplements. He is an all-around media practitioner. In 1996, Dare started media brokerage, interfacing between agencies and media, leveraging on his media experience to bulk and sell cheaper. A versatile media man, who has a knack for creative writing. He is also a prolific scriptwriter. Dare is an independent media content provider for radio, print and digital. Dare Agbeluyi is in the full membership category of the Advertising Regulation Council of Nigeria (ARCON).
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