– Council Chairman to sponsor new rebranded OraQuick HIV Self-Testing Kit for Ajegunle residents

– Ayoola assures young group of maximum support in promoting health awareness among adolescent and young people in Ajegunle

– Says African is blessed with herbal treatment that can eradicate HIV/AIDS symptoms

 

 

The Executive Chairman of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area, Hon. FataiAdekunleAyoola has indicated his intention to partner with SOHAI, a non-governmental organization on how to reduce the menace of HIV/AIDS in Ajegunle.

 

He gave the assurance when the group visited him in the office recently.

 

The youth based group, Society for information and human advancement initiative {SOHAI}, headed by the General Secretary of National Youth Council of Nigeria {NYCN} Ajif local chapter, Issac Moses, has launched a rebranded OraQuick HIV Self-Testing known as Smart Pack.

 

“This product is packaged to create awareness for adolescents and young people who wish to make health decisions,” he began.

 

According to the vibrant youth scribe, he said the HIV Self testing kit was the brain child of SOHAI’s Team Smart, and the product is primarily rebranded to solve problem of ascertaining adolescents and young people HIV status.

 

“This product is a flexible and fast method of conducting HIV test among adolescents and young people,” he added.

 

While still been received at the Executive Chairman’s office, a member of SOHAI’s Team Smart, Miss Jennifer OriakuChinecherem presented the idea and innovation of Team Smart and areas of support needed from Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area.

 

Speaking after the presentation, Hon. Ayoola assures the group of the local government’s support.

 

He said the government will purchase the Smart Pack “Rebranded HIV self-Test kit” and distribute freely to Adolescents and Young People (AYP) in Secondary schools and in the local government Area.

 

“We would like this Smart Pack to be taken to brothels, motor parks, traditional markets and herb sellers, as part of the awareness campaign,” he added.

 

The Council Chairmen also lamented the high rate of brothels in Ajegunle, saying Ojo road is now hotel road.

 

“Every stakeholder in the hospitality business should be involved in this awareness campaign through your Smart Pack product,” he said.

 

While the Team Smart intend to cover other communities outside Ajegunle and Lagos State, the Council Chairman expressed his believe on the need for African herbs to be promoted as an alternative to western remedies on terminal diseases.

 

He said: “We cannot continue to rely on the over-hyped solutions for HIV/AIDS driven by Western media; it is high time we looked within.”

 

Hon. Ayoola said African is blessed with roots and herbs that can stand the test of time. He insisted that native drugs should be encouraged as part of solutrion to these terminal diseases ravaging African communities.

 

He made reference to the late Pa. Odulate’sAlabukun drug, saying the native concoction is a foremost African drugs solution for headache.

 

On health facilities and quality medical care in AJIF LGA, Hon. Ayoola said his administration initiated the upgrade done in the Primary Health Centers(PHC) to 24 hours service.

 

“We have ensured that health care service delivery is run for 24 hours at the Akere Primary Health Centre,” he said.

 

The Council Chairman spoke further on the need to ensure adequate security is provided at the PHC. This according to him will prevent child theft and some of the sophisticated equipment from being looted and vandalized.

 

He announced that the PHC will be equipped with solar inverter, and his administration’s intention to build doctor’s resident is in top gear.

 

This he said was part of measures adopted, in order to meet up with effective 24 hours medical service and health care delivery.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: HAKEEM BABATUNDE RAHEEM