A one day health Awareness programme has been held in Ifedapo community in Lagos to help the elderly watch their health in other to keep fit especially during time of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The programme which is the first edition of Corporate social responsibility (CSR) by the Amigos Club of Nigeria in collaboration with Ifedayo community development association attracted the young and elderly in the community who came to check on their health and get doctors advice.
According to the organizers the health Awareness programme is aimed at improving and helping the community in which the club is a part of as a way of giving back to the society.
Speaking at the event the president of the Amigos Club of Nigeria, Desmond Otakponmwen said that it is important to always think of our health first.
“ What Amigos Club have done today is a welcome development as it is what the community needs , firstly we have to think of our health, most of the people in the club are the youths of this community, they have been a part of this community and it is good that they are bringing this here in other to let people know that health is wealth.” He said.
Also speaking the Community Development Association Chairman of in Ifedapo community, Bola Shodikpe said the reason for the health awareness is to sensitize the community members on the importance of being in good health.
“ Amigos Club is comprising of friends, the club was established in 2018, most members of the club grew up in this Ifedapo Community as time goes on so many of us relocated out of Lagos. The intention of setting up the club is to give back to this community because it is the platform where we all met each other before we became whatever we are today. This is our first corporate social responsibility which is aimed at giving back to the community.
The reason for the health awareness campaign is because in view of the ongoing pandemic many people don’t know their health Status, so we felt we could start from the basic which is to inform them as the slogan implies a healthy community is a wealthy community.
Here we conduct test for them to check their health condition, those that needs immediate medication we can provide for them, that is the mean reason we are here.” He said.
One of the beneficiaries Kabiru, expressed gratitude to the organizers for the gesture saying that it is a good way to get close to the community
“We thank the Amigos club for this wonderful gesture in bring this initiative in order to help people who cannot go for check up from time to time to know their health status on opportunity with free medication.” He said
Another beneficiary Adedayo stated that the programme is an opportunity for those who can’t access healthcare to get it easy and free.
“The prograamme is interesting as we have doctors who can check blood pressure and sugar level which we cannot always walk into the hospital and get, we thank them and pray that God will bless them” He said