Wife of the Governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun has harped on good welfare package for the elderly people in the society, describing the aged as very important people in the society.
“The aged people in our midst deserve to be revered and taken care of to ensure their longevity. We the younger ones should perform our social responsibilities to take care of our aged who have contributed their quota to the development of our society,” she said.
Speaking at the programme tagged UPLIFTing the Aged in commemoration of the 55th birthday anniversary of the governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, FCA, the wife of the Governor said the aged people are dear to the heart of her husband, thus the governor chose to spend the day with the aged to sensitise them and educate them on health matters that would enhance their well-being.
The governor of Ogun State, who’s also doubled as the birthday boy, used the occasion to reiterate his support to boost the standard of living of the citizenry by providing modern infrastructure facilities that would cut across all the three senatorial districts in the state.
He noted that the achievements recorded in the state were due to the benevolence of the Almighty God and the support of the people of Ogun State who have been patient and cooperative with his government even during road construction.
According to him, “There could not have been any better gift for my birthday than the support l got from the good people of Ogun State than the one given me during the commissioning of the Ibara/Sokori overhead bridge. By the help of God and patience of our people we would continue to touch every facet of the economy.”
The programme afforded the aged the opportunity to undertake free medical screening and referral, ranging from diabetes test, dental screening and distributions of items like mattresses, pillows, garri, rice groundnut oil and token cash gift.