About 1,325 residents have benefited from the free medical outreach organised by Fashola Oyinbo’Fa Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO).
The foundation distributed free eye glasses and treatment for those with sight ailments, high blood pressure treatment and drugs distribution and general body check-ups.
Speaking at the commencement of the 2023 Ifa Asorodayo Festival, holding at Iseyin, Iseyin Local Government Area of Oyo State, Fashola Olusoji Adeyemi, the Oluwo Aseyin and Araba of Iseyinland, said the medical practitioners that attended to him and others were thorough in their examinations and gave him drugs and medical advices about his health and effects of old age.
Among the programmes for the 2023 festival was the free medical outreach held on Friday at the Aseyin Palace, Iseyin.
Awojobi Lawal, the Baale Barracks Odo-Omu, Iseyin, one of the beneficiaries, appreciated the organizers, as he said it has positively impacted many residents.
Adelere Musrofa, an SS2 student of Muslim High School, Iseyin, said she visited the outreach to complain about her sight and was given drugs.
Adeyemi said that the country is going through an economic and social crisis because its leaders harbor religious sentiments that favor their pecuniary interests, which made it possible for them to engage in corruption and other vices that have lowered expected ethical standards of Nigerians.
He said part of the religious sentiments exhibited by the present administration of President Bola Tinubu and Governor Seyi Makinde’s administrations is non-inclusion of traditional religion worshippers in their cabinets or other public offices.
“Nigerian leaders, starting from the president, our own governor and others are used to religious sentiments that make them give preferential treatment to the Muslims and Christians against we Isese adherents.
“They still swear in political office holders with only Bible and Quran, why not Ogun objects? They know you cannot lie against Ogun and survive it, that is why corruption has become the order of the day, that is why you hear daily of billions of naira being stolen by individuals that were voted or appointed to serve the people.”