Senator Gbenga Daniel, who represents Ogun East in the National Assembly, launched a free eye care program on Monday, October 16th, for the residents of his senatorial district. The program aims to provide eye care services to over a thousand people from the nine local government areas in Ogun East Senatorial District. It is a three-day initiative, and the first phase commenced simultaneously at the Akarigbo Royal Hall in Sagamu and Imowo Hall in Ijebu Ode.
The program is also scheduled to provide eye care services in Ijebu Igbo and Ogun Waterside on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. Notably, this health initiative is fully funded by Senator Daniel, a former governor of Ogun State. It comes shortly after he launched a multimillion-naira interest-free Microcredit Scheme for petty traders and artisans in his senatorial district.
The theme of the free eye care program is “Elimination of avoidable blindness in Ogun East,” and it is organized by the Gateway Front Foundation (GFF) in collaboration with Eye Foundation Hospital. The services offered at the program include free eye tests, free eye screenings, free medications, and free medicated glasses.
Senator Daniel emphasized that this initiative aligns with his mission to promote humanitarian causes and improve the quality of life for the people of Ogun State. He hopes that the program will positively impact many lives by providing treatment for various eye ailments. He stressed that good eyesight is essential for the mental and psychological well-being of his constituents and can enhance their productivity.
Furthermore, Senator Daniel reaffirmed his commitment to enacting impactful legislation, providing responsive leadership, and representing the needs of his constituents effectively. He intends to sponsor bills that address the strategic requirements of the people in his senatorial district.
He also solicited the continued support of his constituents and assured them that he would use his platform in the National Assembly to advocate for their welfare. The Gateway Front Foundation (GFF), established as a non-governmental organization 20 years ago, has a track record of supporting community development, empowerment programs, microcredits, and scholarships across Ogun State.