The University of Lagos (UNILAG) Alumni Association, Lagos State chapter, has disclosed that it will be conducting 100 free surgeries at the University’s medical centre as part of the events for its 2021 annual alumni week.
Making this disclosure while addressing journalists, Dr. Benjamin Oluwatosin Olowojebutu, Chairman of the Lagos chapter of the alumni association, said the medical outreach is targeted at members of the association, staff and students of the institution.
He disclosed that the medical outreach which has been scheduled to hold from December 13 to 17 would also feature free cervical screening for 300 women and distribution of medicated glasses to 1000 individuals.
“Our medical outreach will include free hundred surgeries on Fibrods, Hernia, Lipoma and Breast lump,” he said. “We will give out free 1,000 eyeglasses and conduct 500 dental checks with 300 cervical screenings,” he added.
Dr. Olowojebutu also disclosed that the weeklong event will feature a colloquium where solutions to the economic and political challenges facing the nation will be proffered.
With the theme “Is Nigeria worth saving”, the colloquium will feature experts from different fields examine the political and economic challenges that are plaguing the nation and proffer ways out of the crises.
He said many people are tired of living in the country and want to leave; many are people tired of attacks by militants, insurgents, kidnappers, robbers and others. He argued that there is a need to interrogate these phenomena, find their causes and ways to end them in the country.
Olowojebutu said the week will kick off with a thanksgiving service at the Chapel of Christ the light, UNILAG, adding that a special Jummat service would hold on December 17 at the university’s Central Mosque.
He further mentioned that the chapter would begin the construction of its secretariat in the first quarter of next year and thanked the vice chancellor of the institution for approving land for the project.