Communities laud Egbin Power
Three communities in Ijede Local Council Development Authority (LCDA) – Egbin, Ipakan and Ijede – have lauded the just-concluded free three-day medical outreach conducted by Egbin Power Plc for residents of the communities.
The Baale of Ipakan Community, Chief Mustapha Lasisi, who thanked the power generation firm for giving back to the community, said the gesture is in no small measure taking care of the prevailing health problems of some members of the community. “Since 2019, the company has been carrying out this commendable initiative and to us, it is a good development and we really appreciate their effort,” Chief Lasisi said.
Similarly, Odofin of Ijede High Chief Babatunde Ogunmuyiwa, commended the company for the impactful initiative. According to him, the initiative has become a yearly routine which the community always look forward to. “Egbin Power provides us with cardiovascular care, dental care among other treatment and we are quite appreciative of this. It is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) interventions which they have been doing and we hope they will continue to do more of this. Over 4,000 of our people were offered cardiovascular check-up, diabetes screening, dental care and medications to beneficiaries who were attended to by healthcare professionals,” Chief Ogunmuyiwa said.
The Head, Corporate Communications and Branding, Egbin Power Plc, Felix Ofulue, said the firm was committed to driving sustainability, people empowerment and promoting the welfare of members of its host communities in line with its CSR intervention programme.
“Our CSR initiatives are devoted to benefitting and improving the quality of life within the community. This initiative started in 2019 and thousands of residents of these communities have benefitted. We are quite pleased with the turn out this year,” said Ofulue, adding that the exercise was also part of the company’s commitment to a beneficial relationship with its host communities.
The Medical Officer of Health in Ijede LCDA, Dr. Tajudeen Saheed, commended the firm for the initiative. “Even though we have primary and secondary health centres within the LCDA, it is important to note that this initiative of the power company is free and accessible to all. We are blessed in the LCDA to have such an impactful programme, which will further help provide the needed health care to residents of host communities.”
A beneficiary of the programme, Alasela Akinyemi, lauded the positivity the programme had brought to the community. “I came here because I have been having body aches and immediately I got here, the doctors attended to me. They even attended to the older people on time.
I want to appreciate the company for bringing this kind of programme to our doorstep because I didn’t pay anything for these medications,” she said.