No fewer than 200 local government pensioners in Kwara benefited from the medical outreach of  the Mike Omotosho Foundation in the state.

Speaking at the event held at Pensioners’ Secretariat in Ilorin on Wednesday, the founder of the foundation, Mr Mike Omotosho,  said the initiative  was aimed at enabling the aged, especially pensioners,  to access   medical  services.

According to him, the Mike Omotosho Foundation is conscious of the well being of the people irrespective of their status, class and creed.

Omotosho, who spoke through the Coordinator of the foundation, Mrs Sidikat Yusuf-Lawal,  said the organisation had   continuously  impacted on the lives of the people.

The former governorship aspirant said  that the rationale behind the medical outreach transcended politics.

Omotosho, a  pharmacist and  the governor emeritus of   Rotary Club International, said the foundation was of the view that government could not solely cater for  the needs of the people.

This, he said, necessitated the need for individuals and organisations to contribute their quota to the well being of the people, especially the aged  and retirees.

Omotosho added that retirees deserved adequate medical care  after serving the country and the state selflessly, diligently and meritoriously.

He urged pensioners to always engage in regular medical checkup to know their health status and build a healthy community.

Omotosho pledged the foundation’s commitment to sustaining  the gesture in order  to complement government’s efforts in healthcare delivery.

In his response, the Secretary of the state branch of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Alhaji Saidu Oladimeji,  commended  the foundation for organising a  health care programme for  retirees.

Oladimeji, who  said  majority of  retirees  were battling with different ailments,noted  that the outreach would  enable  them to  ascertain their health status.

He urged other well meaning individuals and NGOs to take a cue from the  Omotosho Foundation by  providing basic health care services for  the people.