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MANY LAGOSIANS ARE MOVING CORPSES – FOUNDATION

By NBF News

Olukolu spoke at the flag-off of the Foundation's free medical check-up for market women yesterday at the Mushin Market in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos where traders trooped out to be examined by a team of medics brought by the Foundation.

Speaking with newsmen, Mr Yomi Olukolu said it was the first step of an attempt to enhance the wellbeing of the people which he said would be extended to other parts of Lagos city.

He said, 'As a humanitarian organisation, we are extending free medical screening to market men and women in some selected markets in Lagos. Today, we are at the Mushin Market, later in the week, we shall move to Oshodi Market and then to Ajah Market.'

Yomi said the Foundation realised from studies that many people in Lagos were moving corpses, adding, 'What I mean by this is that people just move around without knowing their current health status, may be due to ignorance or lack of means to go for regular medical examinations.'  This he said is dangerous for the individuals and the society. The screening included sugar level, blood, temperature and eyes among other areas. He said the organisation was funded by a committee of friends and fans of the Lagos State governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, to help assist the people.

'It is our hope that the exercise will help the people, especially the market women. The medics in the team will offer relevant advice to them and where possible, we will assist in their treatment,' he added.