The Kwara State government has restated its resolve to continue to improve and meet the health need of its people.
The State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed stated this yesterday while declaring open a two-day giving hearing to the hearing impaired people in Ilorin.
Governor Ahmed who was represented by his Deputy, Elder Peter Kisira assured that the State government would continue to commit resources to the programme and other health related programme with intervention to the health needs of the people.
The Governor stressed that the programme was in tandem with the shared prosperity programme of his administration.
He appreciated the enormous resources committed to the programme and the initiative of the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation to minister to the needs of the hearing impaired which was one of the critical areas of human need.
Governor Ahmed noted that the programme would help to further put in the front burner the health programmes of the State government.
The Governor explained that the programme was a follow up to the training received by Kwara team a month ago in Abeokuta at a programme packaged by the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation.
He congratulated the prospective beneficiaries and urged them to conduct themselves in orderly manner to enable them draw maximum benefit from the programme.
Also speaking, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Isiaka Gold said Kwara State was one of the twelve States to benefit from the project adding that the people had been mobilized to participate in the exercise.
The Representative of Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation, Doctor Olalekan Makinde who enumerated some of the areas of coverage by the Foundation pledged that its would continue to collaborate with the State government to meet the health need of the people.
The Director of Starkey Hearing foundation, Doctor Lukman Lawal who thanked the State government for its support, stated that over eight hundred people were targeted during the exercise and called for sustainability of the programme.
Responding, one of the beneficiaries, Alhaji Momonu Abdulkadir Gambari commended the State government and the Foundation for the giant stride and its effort at taking care of the people especially the less privileged.