The Ikorodu General Hospital, Imota Annex that was known for low patronage was brought alive yesterday, Monday, 14th of November, 2022 as Imota Student’s Union hosts the Day-3 program of ISUWEEK’22 tagged; Free Medical Check Up, Drugs/Health & Waste Management Enlightenment in the hospital’s compound.

The program which is one of the most anticipated in the annual line-up of programs of ISU WEEK witnessed the presence of twenty-six (26) medical personnel which include; doctors, pharmacists, laboratory officials, pharmacists, environmental officials, health educators and auxiliary nurses which attended to two hundred and thirty-one (231) elders which ages ranges from 16 – 80+years and children from 1 – 15years.

First to speak was the Public Relation Officer, Ikorodu General Hospital, Mr. Saheed Yekini, speaking the local dialect, Ijebu, and translating to Yoruba and English, he encouraged the participants to make use of the general hospital in the community, discouraged improper waste disposal culture and also sensitize the people on the need to subscribe to ilere eko, an health insurance scheme of Lagos state government. The people were so happy for the way he speaks and also for assuring them that, they will not leave not until the last person is attended to by the doctor.

Speaking to our correspondence, Comrade Adenusi David Olamide, the Chairman, ISUWEEK’22 Organising Committee said, ” this program is organized to sensitize our people of the dangers of drug abuse, improper waste disposal and also to avail the people the opportunity of a free diagnosis, free consultations with doctors, free eye check up service and free drugs.” Speaking further, he noted that, “most of the people in the community fall under the low income earners, and while struggling to put three square meal on the table, they barely have left over resources to be spent on checkup and other medical services. Hence, the organization of this program”.

The Health Educator from Ikorodu General Hospital, advised the participants to often check their B.P and visit the general hospital equipped with qualified medical professional and updated facilities for checkup and not to wait till they are overwhelmed with health issues before visiting hospital. She also advised against drug abuse and discouraged the practices of going to the pharmaceutical shops without a doctor prescription.

Speaking to the participants, the Environmental Health Official, charged all the participants to be conscious of their environment, because there can only be a healthy living, if the environment is clean. She advised the participants to sort their wastes; the biodegradable to a container and the none biodegradable to be sorted in another container; all should be in a container with covered lid placed at the front of the house.

According to one of the participants who identified himself as Oklaho, he said “this program is one program people always look out for in the community. It gives us the opportunity to see doctors, get health related advise and free drugs. He appreciated Imota Student’s Union for the opportunity and wished every members of the union well in all their endeavours”.

The President of Imota Student’s Union, Comrade Ogunbowale Olatayo Bodunrin appreciated the Director of Ikorodu General Hospital for collaborating with the union. “I’m deeply indebted to the Director of Ikorodu General Hospital for partnering with the union. They supplied us with drugs and personnel and that really boosted our coverage. Also, I want to appreciate all the public and government hospital in Imota and Agbowa that released their personnel for the outreach. More so, I’m also indeed grateful for the presence of His Royal Highness, Oba Mufashir Bakare Agoro, the Ranodu of Imota and the Olufoworesete II.

It is important to note that ISUWEEK’22 programs still continue, and while am so grateful for the kind gestures of our supporters, I also want to call for more supports. We really do have lot of programs and projects that target all age brackets, especially the students in Imota and its environs and we are currently running out of the resources to execute the programs and projects. Hence, we call on all and sundry to come to our aid, so that together, we can build Imota community of our dreams”. He concluded.



The Imota students Union held a walk against social vices as part of one of the activities lined up for their union week, the walk took place 12th of November, in a bid to inform people about the vices and it’s implications.

Secondary students from different schools gathered with placards which says no to social vices; cultism, street fighting, drug abuse, killing, cybercrime, gambling, thuggery, stealing, smoking, improper waste management and indecent dress.

“I want to appreciate everyone present, we want to walk against social vices and we have gotten to a stage where we the students and the youths are not happy about what is happening in our society and we have stood up to walk against it, in doing this, we are making ourselves the solution to the problem caused in our society.” Said by Comrade Ogunbowale Bodunrin.

Dr. Olujimi Adejo, a civil lecturer of Lagos State University and also the Chairman National Association Academic Technologists, appreciated the conveners of the event, and encourages the attendees to make the best use of this opportunity.

“It’s a greater program, to know that we have been faxed with a lot of insecurity in these town for a while now, I think it is a right step in the right direction at this time that will change a lot of vices in this society . The youths should take it upon themselves to do the right thing at the right time despite our failed leaders.” He said

Mr Lekan ogunbowale a director of commerce and industry said that three things in life is very important, accountability, consistency, contentment and humility.

Comrade fasasi Abdulraheem, a former speaker of the Lagos State University Ojo and a current staff of the Lagos State University department of physics , addressed the students and told them they are training themselves on how to stand in the future.