ABEOKUTA – The House of Representatives candidate for Ijebu North, Ijebu East, Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency on the platform of Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Ogun State, Dr. Olufemi Tajudeen Sanni, has on Friday provided free surgical treatment for over 100 indigenes of Ogun East Senatorial district.
Mr. Sanni equally assured the people of his continued efforts to improve on the medical treatment if elected come 2019.
He made this known to journalists on Friday during his health outreach in Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu North local government of Ogun State.
The ADP candidate also gave free cataract operations as well as free prescription eyeglasses for another 50 beneficiaries of the health project which is in partnership with the Eye Foundation.
The consultant psychiatrist while speaking to the newsmen said his passion for humanity and less privileged in the society propelled him to organize the free medical treatment.
“It has been part of me to give back to the people that is why my heart is in Nigeria even while living in the United Kingdom. I love my people and my community, and I have demonstrated this love to them over these past years and I am ready to do more for them if elected in 2019.”
“Through the Steno Memorial foundation, of which I am the CEO and founder, we have been able to provide free health outreaches and performed free surgeries to indigent sons and daughters of Ijebu and have also assisted in providing educational support services including awarding scholarships and organizing quiz competitions in all public secondary schools in Ogun State since 2015.”
According to him, “Steno Memorial Foundation was set up in memory of his late brother Late Engr. Abayomi Sanni popularly known as (Steno). The foundation was set up over eight years ago and has touched thousands of lives through its biannual free health outreaches, free surgeries to indigent sons and daughters of Ijebu, educational support services and assistance, scholarships, and quiz competitions.”
“In partnership with St. Michael-Israel specialist hospital, over 100 free surgical procedures have been provided for indigenes of Ijebuland. We have ongoing free cataract operations as well as free prescription eyeglasses for those in need in partnership with Eye Foundation( an NGO),
He stressed that his leadership attributes and mentorship has earned him a following amongst the youth in the communities comprising the Ijebu East, Ijebu North and Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency.
The ADP candidate also promised to provide credible leadership, enabling environment and qualitative representation for his constituency.
“I am confident of my commitment to serve my people. I will work hard to bring the dividends of democracy to my people. Although I have not been in politics for a long time, I have held management and leadership roles for many years now. The position of member of the Federal House of Representatives is for someone who has shown such qualities and who is passionate about serving his people. I have had the chance to visit majority of the wards within my constituency and I have spoken and listened to my people and I can feel their pain and appreciate their sufferings.”
He explained that he wants to be able to alleviate their suffering and the pain by providing strong legislative representation that will bring federal government’s projects and developments to the people of his constituency.
He expressed his sadness about the lack of jobs and enabling environment for capable youth to strive. He also stated that women empowerment was dear to his heart as mothers are usually the ones to provide the stability needed in most homes.
According to him, ADP is created to provide mass employment for the youths if supported in 2019.