Health Insurance: One thousand benefits from Lekan Adewoye Foundation outreach in Kwara South 

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A Kwara-based non-governmental organization, Lekan Adewoye Foundation founded by an Arandun-born philanthropist, Prince Lekan Adewoye, has presented the sum of Six Million Naira cheque to enrol one thousand vulnerable individuals in the health insurance scheme ‘Kwara Care’ of the Kwara State Health Insurance Agency KW-HIA.

At the symbolic presentation held on Tuesday at the agency’s headquarters in Ilorin, the Oyun LG Coordinator of the foundation, Alhaji Ahmed Kolawole said the foundation has been dedicated to uplifting the lives of people at the grassroots for many years and committed to access to quality healthcare, noting that the enrollment will cover beneficiaries from all electoral wards of Kwara South to guarantee equal opportunities.

Alhaji Kolawole who explained that the initiative is a testament to shared commitment to the well-being of Kwara southerners, noted Lekan Adewoye Foundation has been working tirelessly to provide support and resources to vulnerable populations.

While acknowledging the stride of the present administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in all areas of human endeavour to ensure equitable health delivery to all and sundry, Alh Kolawole affirmed that the foundation has also invested in the education, food security and economic empowerment of some groups and individuals with aim of assisting less privileged.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminat Ahmed Al-Imam commended the Lekan Adewoye Foundation for complementing the state government’s efforts towards providing affordable healthcare to the grassroots, adding that the foundation has demonstrated genuine love to Kwara southerners through the support.

Dr. Aminat Al-Imam said the Government of Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is determined and committed to the well-being of its citizenry with the implementation of health policy geared towards improving affordable health service delivery across the state.

Also speaking, the executive secretary, of Kwara Health Insurance Agency, Dr Olubunmi Jetawo-Winter said the implementation of the scheme started in 2020 with the enrollment of ten thousand indigents by the state government to have access to quality healthcare service and for now, the scheme has grown to sixty thousand enrollees with over eighty-five accredited providers across the state.

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