As part of programme in the Eko Inspire Me by Ara project, the team led by the visioner, musician and talking drummer expert, Aralola Olumuyiwa better known as Ara have extended their activities to Ketu garage for a free medical outreach for the king and queens of the streets.
The doctors and other health workers attended to the various needs of not only the street kings and queens but also to market men and women. They were checked for high blood pressure, eye tests, diabetes and malaria treatment.
Olumuyiwa who was on ground explained the importance of the gesture. She said: “ This is a medical outreach for the street kings and queens that we have been working with. We are coming to the end of the year and some of them have health challenges that they have spoken to us about so, we decided to take medical outreach to them. We are checking for eye test, high blood pressure, diabetes and treating malaria. Due to the living condition of a lot of them healthwise, they are prone to a lot of things. Even regular Nigerians who do not live in worse situations like them have health issues. Our prayer is that by this time next year, we would have commissioned our academy that would have 100 bed spaces among other facilities, so that we can have the proper environment to run our events and stuff like that. We want to say a big thank you to the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo – Olu for believing in this project and given the go ahead. When we wrote our letters two years ago we requested for partnership with about 10 ministries which the governor approved. Part of that is the ministry of health. We have a couple of various medical issues amongst out street kings and queens by virtue of the partnership between us and the ministry of health, we would have access to quick medical health and reach out to our other partners as well. Today is free medical checkup and treatment of malaria.”