The Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), has enrolled 200 youths and women who participated in the National Productivity Centre (NPC) Training facilitated by Senator Oluremi Tinubu, representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, on the ILERA EKO Health plan.

Addressing youths and women at the presentation of grants to Lagos Central Senatorial District beneficiaries, the General Manager, Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), Dr. Emmanuella Zamba, commended Senator Oluremi Tinubu for her exemplary role and passion in empowering youths and women as well as making life more meaningful to them.

She praised Mrs. Tinubu for her dedication and commitment towards ensuring that the beneficiaries of her vocational training also get ILERA EKO health insurance for one year without any cost to the individuals.

PIX: (L-R) The Senator, representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, presenting ILERA EKO Identification Card to a beneficiary at the presentation of Grants to youths and women in Lagos Central Senatorial District. With them is the General Manager, Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), Dr. Emmanuella Zamba.

Dr. Zamba emphasised the importance of good health, noting that illness is unpredictable and, therefore, advised all beneficiaries to take care of their health, judiciously invest the grants received and manage their businesses successfully.

The General Manager informed the beneficiaries that their enrolment on ILERA EKO package provides benefits such as registration, consultation, treatment of malaria, typhoid, hypertension, diabetes, asthma, childhood care, family care, neo-natal care, dental care, maternal care, minor surgeries – incision drainage, herniorrhaphy, herniotomy and appendectomy – as well as pharmaceutical services.

Speaking earlier, Senator Oluremi Tinubu said that she partnered with the Lagos State Ministry of Health and Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) to ensure that beneficiaries have access to healthcare on the Lagos State Health Scheme.

She envisaged that the training will equip people in the Senatorial district with skills to reduce unemployment and increase production output.

Senator Tinubu commended the State Government for the health insurance, urging youths to take advantage of vocational training centres around them to learn a trade in order to be self-reliant.

Also speaking at the event, the Leader of Lagos Central Senatorial District, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, commended Senator Oluremi Tinubu for dedicating her resources to empower youths and women, just as he called for more women in politics.

Prince Olusi advised the beneficiaries to learn more in their vocations and channel the N100,000 each of them received as grants towards their journey of becoming employers of labour.

Dignitaries at the event included HRM, Oba Owolabi Adeniyi Adekunle, the Onisabe of Igbobi-Sabe; House of Representative Member, Prince Akeem Adeyemi; Leader, Lagos Central, Mr. Monsuru Alao Batola; Former Chairman, Lagos Island LGA, Mr. Kamol Bashua; Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King; Executive Chairman, Yaba LCDA, Mr. Olukayode Omiyale; Surulere LGA, Mr. Sulaiman Bamidele Yusuf; Iru/VI LCDA, Mr. Rashidat Adu and Apapa-Iganmu LCDA, Mr. Funmilayo Muheed.

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