Ekiti State Government is set to distribute 5,000 pair of eye glasses
to people with eye defects across the 16 council areas under the 2017 Oju Ayodele Free Eye Glasses Programme.
Officials of the State Ministry of
Health on Monday took delivery of the items, which will be distributed to the local governments on Tuesday at the Government House for onward distribution to the beneficiaries.
Managing director of ADFAG Nigeria Limited, Mr Ademola Agboola, whose company is in charge of the supply said his company within the last two months visited beneficiaries across the 16 council areas of the state for proper eye testing before arriving at recommendation of the glasses.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Simon Ojo, who spoke while taking delivery of the eye glasses in Ado Ekiti thanked Governor Ayodele Fayose for fulfilling his promise to make life more meaningful for the Ekiti people.
Ojo, who said the 2017 Oju Ayo free eye-glasses programme is a
continuation of delivery of dividends of democracy to the citizenry, added that his ministry would continue with the programme in 2018 based on the need of Ekiti people.
“The 2016 edition of the Oju Ayo Programme was a success, I have no doubt that this will be a success too, come 2018, depending on demand, our amiable governor will be ready to do more”, he said.