Th e federal lawmaker representing Lagelu-Akinyele constituency of Oyo state, Hon Olatoye Sugar, has declared every Wednesday as a free medical treatment day for all ages across the state.
Th e free medical services include ultrasound scanning for pregnant women, eye treatment with glasses and drugs, malaria treatment for children and adults as well as blood sugar level, HIV, urine and stool test aimed at reducing the astronomical medical fees for rural dwellers in Oyo state.
A statement signed yesterday in Abuja by his Media Aide, Sola Omotayo, said the lawmaker seized the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir to celebrate with the economically disadvantaged people of Oyo state by giving succor to the less privileged through his Olatoye Sugar Foundation.
Among gift items distributed according to the statement, include car gift to some community leaders, refrigerators, gas cooker, rams, cows, bags of rice, bags of garri, bread and cash support to people.
While extending his message of hope to all Islamic faithful, the statement said Hon.
Sugar commended the spirit of togetherness, oneness and peaceful coexistence exhibited during the festivity, saying that, it is only in an atmosphere of peace devoid of political, ethnic and religious acrimony that Nigeria could achieve the desired greatness.
He, however, implored well to-do and affl uent Nigerians to help and support the less privileged in the society as the festivity is all about Holy sacrifi ce which can as well be achieved through giving to the needy.
In his words, he said “people should exhibit high level of care and concern to fellow human being during the Sallah celebration and beyond as only the living can partake in the joy of the season now and afterwards”.
While urging members of the public to celebrate in moderation and be security conscious to avoid any form of disaster as criminals take advantage of this kind of season to perpetrate evil, he charges all security agencies to be at their best in ensuring a hitch free Celebration.
Th e lawmaker urged citizens to remain patriotic and committed to the Nigerian project even in the face of economic hardship, assuring that better days lie ahead of all of them.
Hon Sugar congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara, Chief Imam of Ibadan land, Alaafi n of Oyo, Olubadan of Ibadanland, Aseyin of Iseyin and all Muslim faithfuls across Nigeria on this year’s Eid – el-Kabir celebration.