LAGOS – A lawmaker in Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Abdulbaq Balogun, on Saturday organised free medical checkup and treatment for residents of Ajeromi/Ifelodun Local Government area of the state.
Balogun (APC- Ajeromi/Ifelodun II), told newsmen that the exercise was put in place to allow the residents to ascertain their state of health and to avoid sudden death.
The lawmaker said many Nigerians had neglected checkup, adding that good health would improve productivity.
He said that the exercise would enable residents to have the opportunity of being diagnosed as well as have access to free drugs.
“In 2013, we had a health mission which lasted for 10 days, and part of what we discovered was that our people don’t pay much attention to their health.
“So, we need to put this in place and I think it is going to benefit residents in my constituency.
“It is going to guarantee them good health and long life.
“I want them to be mentally fit and sound that is why we tagged the programme: “Ajegunle Fit Me”.
“We have fitness walk of five kilometres cum medical examination and exercise,” he said.
Mr Paul Kalejaiye, a beneficiary and former Special Assistant to Gov. Babatunde Fashola on Rural Development, lauded the lawmaker’s gesture.
Kalejaiye advised people to pay more attention to their health and live a healthy lifestyle to avoid sudden death.
He said that adequate medical checkup would allow people to know their state of health.
Another resident, Mr Adebowale Adeogun, said that the programme would enable people of the area to know their health conditions.
Adeogun, who is also the Education Secretary, Ajeromi/Ifelodun LGA, said, “One of the causes of untimely death and cardiac arrest is lack of exercise.
“You don’t need anybody to tell you to exercise; you can do it on your own.”
No fewer than 2,000 residents of the area participated in the five kilometres fitness walk within the constituency. (NAN)