Hundreds of residents of Ikorodu area of Lagos on Monday received free health screening sponsored by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the health screening exercise include free medical consultation, free eye test, free drugs and hospital referral, among others.
Wife of the APC governorship candidate and that of his running mate, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu and Mrs Oluremi Hamzat, respectively, who presided over the medical outreach programme, appealed to residents to vote en-masse for all APC candidates during the March 9 elections.
Also speaking at the event, Majority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Sanai Agunbiade, appealed to Lagos residents to ensure victory for all APC candidates in the upcoming polls.
Agunbiade urged the residents to vote in a correct manner to reduce the number of void votes during the election.
Also speaking at the venue, the Chairman, Ikorodu Local Government, Mr Wasiu Adeshina, commended residents for coming out in their numbers to check their health status.
Adeshina stressed the importance of health, reminding them that health is wealth and foundation of any meaningful socio-economic development in any society.
According to the council boss, good health care system in a society gives rise to a formidable labour force which in turn lead to a viable economy.
“It is wise for anybody above 40-years of age to engage in frequent medical checkup for the purpose of maintaining their health, prevention and treatment of disease.
Mrs Sherifat Shokunbi, one of the beneficiaries, commended the council boss and the APC governorship candidate for the initiative.
She urged them not to limit the benefit to only election period, but to make it a continuous exercise for more people to benefit. (NAN)